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FMLA violations can lead to wrongful dismissal

When New York workers suffer from medical conditions, those conditions can make it difficult to work or carry out daily activities. However, they may not prevent a person from working altogether. Instead, an individual may simply need time off to handle issues relating to his or her condition. Commonly, that time off is covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, referred to as the FMLA, or other state-specific leave programs.

Examples of FMLA requirements

At some point in the course of their employment, many New York workers need time off from work. While sick days or vacation days may be able to cover some individuals' needs, others may have conditions or family members with conditions that result in a need for more time off. In many cases, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, can help.

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.

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