The Family and Medical Leave Act protects employees who may be experiencing a medical illness or have to care for a family member with an illness or injury.
An example of an employer displaying inappropriate behavior is to come right out and say “well if you take time off, you may not have a job to come back to” or they may site that their “department has more strict attendance guidelines than other departments and if you can’t be there…you’ll have to go somewhere else when you do come back”.
A blatant disregard for the law by your employer is if they actually fire you while you are absent on medical or family leave and you can prove that your dismissal was solely due to your hardship.
If you’ve experienced threats of termination or you have been terminated because of needing time off to deal with an illness, childbirth, adoption, or to take care of a family member with a serious health condition you need to give us a call.
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