Category Archives: Family Medical Leave Act
Can Employers Require Workers On Leave Under The Family Medical Leave Act To Perform Work?
Having fought for the rights of employees for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida employment lawyers know that employers often resent when employees exercise their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In many cases, our Ocala, Florida employment attorneys have learned, employers will often require employees on FMLA leave to… Read More »
Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When They Request FMLA Leave?
For the past two decades, our Citrus County, Florida employment lawyers have fought for the rights of Florida employees who have been retaliated against for exercising their employee rights. Having represented retaliation victims for more than twenty years, our Inverness, Florida employment attorneys know that employers often retaliate against employees who invoke their rights… Read More »
Court Finds Evidence Of Retaliatory Firing Where Employee Fired Shortly After Seeking FMLA Leave
Having fought for the rights of employees for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida retaliatory discharge lawyers know that employers frequently punish employees who exercise their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, an eligible employee is entitled to up to twelve weeks of leave during any twelve-month period… Read More »
Employee Claims Retaliation Where Supervisor Said Employees On FMLA Leave Are “Useless”
Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to up to twelve weeks of leave during any twelve-month period for a serious health condition. The FMLA also protects employees from retaliation for exercising their rights under the FMLA. Having dedicated their practice to representing employees, our Citrus County, Florida employment law… Read More »
Employee Claims Employer Made Up Drug Possession Charge In Retaliation For Exercising His FMLA Rights
An employer that retaliates over an employee exercising their rights in FMLA can face serious consequences, such as the case when Central Management Systems allegedly makes up drug possession charges after the fact. Having fought for employee rights for nearly twenty years our Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers often punish employees… Read More »
Federal Appellate Court Revives Florida Woman’s FMLA Lawsuit
After a trial court granted summary judgment in favor of her employer, a federal appellate court revived the claims of a Florida woman for alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read on to learn about the case and the necessary elements of a successful FMLA retaliation claim, and contact an… Read More »
Can The Timing Of An Employer’s Investigation Show Retaliation For Exercising Family Medical Leave Act Rights?
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which is federal law, entitles eligible employees up to 12 weeks of leave during any 12-month period because of the birth of a child or because of their own serious health condition. As observed by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Satterfield v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,… Read More »
Court Refuses to Toss Out Former Florida Detention Officer’s FMLA and Civil Rights Suit Against Employer
Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers are required to provide their employees with unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons. Employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of leave per year for reasons such as a serious health condition, the birth of a child, or caring for a sick family… Read More »
Leave Under Family Medical Leave Act For Planned Surgery
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants an eligible employee the right to take 12 weeks of leave, over the period of any 12 months because, among other matters, the employee’s serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of the employee’s position. An eligible employee who takes FMLA… Read More »
Can An Employer Discourage An Employee From Taking FMLA Leave?
The Family Medical Leave Act requires employers to provide eligible employees a total of 12 weeks of leave during any 12-month period because of a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of the employee’s position. The FMLA also requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to 12… Read More »