Can I lose my position by using FMLA leave?

Upon return from FMLA leave, an employee must be restored to his or her original job, or to an "equivalent" job, which means virtually identical to the original job in t erms of pay, benefits, and other employment terms and conditions. While on an intermittent/reduced schedule for FMLA, the employer may transfer the employee temporarily to an alternative position with equivalent pay and benefits that accommodates recurring periods of leave better than the employee's regular job. An employee may also request a temporary alternative position subject to approval by employer while on an intermittent/reduced schedule.