Protections Allowed Under The Family Medical Leave Act
Employees sometimes need medical leave to care for themselves or sick family members. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) accommodates employees in those situations by providing eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during the year. That leave may be taken continuously, intermittently or through a reduced schedule in some circumstances. The FMLA provides employees the same leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
The FMLA also protects employees’ jobs while they are on leave. Upon returning from a job, employees are usually entitled to their same position or an equivalent position. Employees also cannot be retaliated against for taking leave, including protection against their employer reducing their compensation, demoting them or terminating their employment.
Unfortunately, injured employees and others who qualify for FLMA do not always receive the protections they deserve. Whether it be perceived inconveniences or the FMLA’s complexities, employers sometimes fail to not provide employees their full rights under the FMLA.
Were You Denied Leave Or Other Rights? Contact Our Firm.
If your employer has denied you the rights you are entitled to under the FMLA, contact our legal team at Gibson Law, LLC. You can arrange your free consultation with a skilled attorney by calling 513-834-8254 or emailing our firm.