The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees from discrimination. If you have been denied a leave of absence or have been terminated because of a medical leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, or the serious health condition of a family member, you may have a remedy under the Family Medical Leave Act. An employee is eligible for and must be granted FMLA leave after he has been employed by the employer for a total of 12 or more months, and has worked (not including paid time off such as sick leave or vacation) at least 1,250 hours in the year preceding the requested leave of absence.
An employee’s leave of absence qualifies as FMLA leave when It is taken for any of the following reasons:
- The employee’s serious health condition
- To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition; or
- For the birth of a child, or the placement of a child for adoption or foster care
If you or a loved one have suffered an adverse employment action due to a medical leave, maternity leave, or serious health condition, you may have a case under the FMLA. Turn to Turner & Turner for help.
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