Fisher Taubenfeld LLP
Free Consultation
646-741-3490

Posts tagged "Family Medical Leave Act"

Man claims FMLA violation after being fired for requesting leave

Soon after the birth of a child, parents want to have the time to bond with their new baby. Of course, parents often still have obligations they need to attend to, and as much as they would like, they may not have the ability to give every minute of their day to the child. However, under the Family and Medical Leave Act, parents could take time off of work in order to bond with their child. Unfortunately, some employers may not adhere to the FMLA.

Employers violate FMLA, worker suffers

Having any type of medical condition can make life more difficult in various ways. In some cases, conditions could result in individuals needing frequent medical attention and time off of work. Often, the Family and Medical Leave Act can allow qualifying workers to take leave without putting their jobs at risk. Unfortunately, some employers may violate the rights of workers covered under FMLA.

FMLA violation leads to compensation for former worker

No one can truly predict what life will throw a person's way. As a result, someone may intend on going to work every day only to end up needing time off due to a personal or family medical issue. In many instances, the Family and Medical Leave Act can provide protected leave that allows workers to take time off without consequence. However, FMLA violations on the part of employers are not uncommon.

Dismissal after taking protected leave may violate FMLA

All workers in New York and around the world need time away from work at some point. In some cases, employees may simply need a vacation, but for those with medical conditions, time off may be a necessity more than a luxury. In cases of serious or chronic conditions, parties may qualify for extended or periodic leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act without fear of losing their jobs. Unfortunately, FMLA violations are not uncommon.

FMLA should protect workers, but employers may violate rights

Many New York workers take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides eligible individuals with extended leave from their jobs. The law allows workers to take up to several weeks away from work without facing risk of losing their jobs for qualifying situations relating to a personal medical condition or one suffered by an immediate family member . However, some employers may violate FMLA regulations and punish workers for taking leave.

FMLA violations can result in workers' losing jobs

Many people do not enjoy taking time away from work. They understand that they have duties to which they must attend and that they could potentially lose income if they miss too much work. However, there are certain events in life that may present the need to miss work, and the Family and Medical Leave Act can often help workers take time off without repercussion. Of course, some employers may violate individuals' rights under the FMLA.

Denying leave to new parents may violate FMLA rights in New York

Having a child is often a joyous time in a person's life. Because expanding a family is a considerable life change, many people need time away from work in order to care for their new children. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, workers should have the ability to take a certain amount of time off for such an event. However, some employers may violate workers' FMLA rights by denying leave.

New York workers may suffer from FMLA violations

The Family and Medical Leave Act often acts as a lifesaver for many individuals who have medical issues themselves or who have family members with such issues. Though the FMLA protects workers who qualify for extended leave, some employees could face difficulties if their employers do not adhere to the stipulations of the act. In many cases, violations of these protections can lead to employees suffering negative impacts.

FMLA violations may warrant legal action in New York

The Family and Medical Leave Act helps many employees who may need extended time away from work in order to address personal or family medical issues. The FMLA protects workers from suffering unnecessary negative repercussions as a result of taking the approved time. However, some individuals may be unjustly denied leave and face hardships as a result.

What might an FMLA violation look like?

Employees are protected by several state and federal employment laws. These laws protect everything from workplace conduct and hiring practices to wages and hours. While you may know about and understand these laws in theory, potential violations can be much more difficult to identify when you are actually experiencing them.

Fisher Taubenfeld LLP
225 Broadway
Suite 1700
New York, NY 10007

Toll Free: 866-654-0343
Phone: 646-741-3490
Fax: 212-505-2001
Map & Directions