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Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

What happens when an employee in California is forced to miss work because of a serious injury or to take care of an immediate family member? Thankfully, legislation has been put in to place that allows workers to retain employment when certain circumstances require extended time off. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that guarantees qualified employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave. California also has a FMLA law at the state level.

Family and Medical Leave Act offers protection for employees

Any debilitating injury takes time to heal. For those who are employed, this could mean an extended amount of time away from work. In order to protect workers and provide job security during these times, the federal government enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993. This legislation allows qualified employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in order to recuperate from an illness or take care of a sick family member. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for employers in California and across the country to retaliate against employees who take advantage of FMLA leave.

Family and Medical Leave Act can protect workers who are injured

There are a number of great things about being a full-time employee in the United States. Among these are the host of benefits that come with employment. However, what if an injury or illness prevents an employee in California from working? Workers compensation will provide income and health care replacement for eligible employees, while The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will offer job protection in the event of an extended leave.

Family and Medical Leave: Man allegedly fired after injuries

When a full-time worker in California suffers a work-related injury, he or she has the right to take extended time off of work in order to recuperate. These rights were established in the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. This piece of legislation says that employers must provide eligible employees with job-protected leave in the event of a family emergency or work-related injury. Unfortunately, employers these days may choose to retaliate when a worker takes advantage of these rights.

Family and Medical Leave: Lawsuit ends in $40,000 settlement

A great benefit available to full-time employees in California and across the country is the right to FMLA leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that gives eligible employees the right to take off work if they suffer a significant injury that prevents them from working. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for employers to retaliate against employees that rightfully use FMLA leave. This is illegal and may be grounds for legal action.

Woman allegedly subjected to retaliation for using FMLA leave

Many eligible, full-time employees in the United States have access to benefits such as health and dental insurance, as well as paid time off. Employees in California and across the country also have federal and state laws to protect them and allow coverage in the event of an extended leave for medical reasons. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible workers up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave a year. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for workers to face retaliation from employers for using FMLA leave.

Man allegedly faced retaliation for exercising FMLA rights

California is one of the greatest states in which to live and work. Being a full-time employee in California and across the country is not only about the pay, it is also about benefits such as health insurance and paid medical leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act ensures that workers are still paid when injuries or illnesses force them to miss work for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, some employers these days can and will retaliate against employees who use their rightful medical leave. Recently, a lawsuit was filed when a worker allegedly faced retaliation for using his FMLA rights.

Taking medical leave results in alleged retaliation and job loss

Workers in California and all across the United States have laws at the federal and state level that protect them from unfair acts in the workplace. One of these laws, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), gives qualified employees the right to take an extended period of time off of work for health related reasons or to care for an immediate family member that has a serious health condition. Unfortunately, not all employers are compliant with these laws and, as a form of retaliation, will punish or discipline employees for using medical leave. This is allegedly what happened to an employee in another state and he has taken legal action.

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