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Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

Why Asking for FMLA Leave Is an Interactive Process

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides unpaid protected leave to employees for covered medical or family reasons. These are important rights that employees enjoy, but they don’t come automatically.  Employers have plenty of responsibility in ensuring their employees can take advantage of these rights. But it’s still up …

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ADA Protections and Long-Haul COVID: What You Should Know

The coronavirus has been around for a while and it seems like it’ll be around for a little while longer. Luckily, we have some effective vaccines. This means more people can survive a coronavirus infection and reduce the risk of it spreading. But the more people that survive the coronavirus, the more likely we’ll have …

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Better Treatments from Bosses Means Better Opportunities for Working Mothers

Despite the rights granted by the Family Medical Act and the Equal Pay Act, there is so much more companies can do to make it better for working mothers. The Family Leave Act allows employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but it only applies to companies with 50 or more employees, and only …

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When Can My Employer Ask Me for Medical Information or a Doctor’s Note?

Have questions about your potential legal case? Our Legal Leverage program has you covered! A smart employer will ask you for medical information or a doctor’s note only when absolutely necessary. It’s not in the employer’s interest to know a lot of medical information about its workers. That knowledge could potentially be used against it …

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My Employer Thinks I Lied to Take FMLA Leave. Can I Be Disciplined Without Proof of Fraud?

Most judges are very busy people. They have high caseloads involving many serious problems. Given their time constraints, judges often give employers the benefit of the doubt when it comes to how they handle their employees. Judges don’t want to spend their time second-guessing employment decisions that look legitimate without some evidence to the contrary. …

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What does it take for an employer to violate the FMLA?

Possible FMLA Violation When Employer Discloses Employee’s Medical Condition

Few of us are fortunate enough to have perfect health. Many of us will suffer from an illness or injury so severe that we are required to take a leave of absence from work. Luckily, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) provides protected leave to eligible employees who suffer from a qualified …

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Do My Co-Workers Need to Be Nice to Me After a Medical Leave?

Your boss and fellow employees cannot treat you so poorly that it would change the terms and conditions of your employment or that it would result in a reasonable employee quitting his or her job. However, they are under no legal requirement to be nice to you. A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently ruled just …

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