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Category Archives: Family Medical Leave Act

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Federal Appellate Court Revives Florida Woman’s FMLA Lawsuit

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

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 »

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Can The Timing Of An Employer’s Investigation Show Retaliation For Exercising Family Medical Leave Act Rights?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

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 »

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Court Refuses to Toss Out Former Florida Detention Officer’s FMLA and Civil Rights Suit Against Employer

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

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

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

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 »

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Can An Employer Discourage An Employee From Taking FMLA Leave?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

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 »

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