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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) stipulates that eligible employees up are entitled up to 12 unpaid weeks off from work when they are unable to work due to serious illness, immediately following the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition.
The U.S. Department of Labor has determined an individual is eligible for family medical leave if they:
Employees who are eligible for family and medical leave have a legal rights which protect them from being denied family and medical leave, or being subjected to any retaliation for taking entitled family and medical leave.
Common workplace retaliation scenarios often include demotion, being fired, suffer loss of salary levels upon return to work, retaliatory discipline, or other types of employer retaliation. The employer may sometimes attempt to terminate the employee based on an employee performance review that does not accurately reflect the employee's work performance.
Budgen Law aggressively defends the legal rights of workers involved in a family and medical leave dispute or other employment and labor law legal issues. We will addresses all related issues that should be taken into consideration when pursuing family and medical leave legal claims.