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Employee Protection Under FMLA

Eligible employees can take up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a year period for specific family and medical reasons under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). An employer can be found liable for interfering with or retaliating against an employee who elects FMLA leave. It is important to note that an employer may still require a worker to adhere to the company’s call-out policies and can discipline an employee who violates the policies (including terminating the employee for an unexcused absence) while the employee is on an FMLA leave.

The lawyers at Leonard Sciolla have assisted clients with a variety of employment matters, including FMLA issues. Call partners John LeonardKeith Leonard, or Paul Schultz at (215) 567-1530 or (856) 273-6679.

 

Published February 21, 2017

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