Installer Gives 6 Day Notices For 8 Week Leave - What To Do?

This was in Kirschenbaum's newsletter August 9th:

I had an employee come to me last week to inform me he is going out for 8 weeks for elective surgery, providing only 6 days notice for the 8 week leave. He further told me that it could be done in September but he and his family want to get it done sooner. I asked him to please consider the hardship he is placing on the business and co-workers and to schedule for September. He did not consider my request.

Kirschenbaum addresses the legal aspects, in particular the US Family Medical Leave Act as well as the employee being able to classify for disability and impact of those elements.

From an operational standpoint, what would you do in this type of situation?

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