The Family Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”) allows some employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per 12-month period to attend to personal medical issues or the medical needs of an immediate family member. After taking FMLA leave, an employee must be allowed to return to their position with the same pay.
Employers may violate this law if it terminates or retaliates against an employee who seeks FMLA leave or it requires its employees to use paid leave before providing FMLA.
If you suspect that you have been punished for seeking medical leave, contact Espy Law to discuss your situation. You may be able to recover lost wages and benefits, job reinstatement and, your legal fees and costs.