Pregnant During the Pandemic? A Guide to Employee Rights

Pregnancy should be a very exciting time. But during the pandemic, it can be very challenging for employees. Workplace discrimination is threatening the livelihoods of families across the country as some business owners are, unfortunately, violating employee rights to keep making profits. Workplace discrimination is a complex subject during “normal” times — and even more …

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Can You Use FMLA for IEP Meetings?

A parent’s top priority is taking care of their child’s needs. The Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) plays a vital role in this across multiple types of circumstances. Have you been wondering if you can use FMLA for IEP meetings? Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. cares for the well-being of children across Florida, and we …

Employment Law Cases: Why Destroying Evidence Could Destroy Your Case

Many pieces of evidence can potentially be relevant in employment law cases. If you are a plaintiff, one of your primary responsibilities is to make sure relevant pieces of evidence are preserved. You could substantially harm your chances of achieving the desired outcome if you destroy evidence, particularly if you destroy evidence that you think …

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What are Your Sick Leave Rights in Florida?

At some point, we all get sick. It is inevitable. Unfortunately, missing work due to illness can prove to be difficult for some employees in Florida. In fact, some common concerns include being passed up for a raise or a promotion or losing their jobs. If you’ve been retaliated or discriminated against because of time …

Guide to the FMLA and Pregnancy: Your Maternity Leave Rights

Bringing children into the world is an incredible time in our lives. But when it comes to taking time off from work, the FMLA pregnancy guidelines can be complicated. It is important to know your rights when it comes to pregnancy leave. Not only for you and your family’s personal needs but also to ensure …

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When Should You Lawyer Up? Knowing When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

Do you need to lawyer up? When experiencing workplace retaliation or discrimination, knowing if you need an attorney is not always clear. That is why it is important to understand not only your employee rights but what an employment lawyer does and how they can assist you. Employee rights and the complexities of employment law …

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Former Wegmans Employee Fired over FMLA

Protecting Yourself from FMLA Retaliation A former Wegmans employee sued the grocer in July, claiming violations of harassment and retaliation by her supervisor for electing to use her protected right to Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The Family & Medical Leave Act was passed in the United States to protect workers’ rights to …

6 Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

When you are searching for the right legal representation, it can be hard to decide who to chose. There are important questions to ask an employment lawyer that will guide you in selecting the best firm for your needs. What to Ask Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer Here are seven critical questions to ask an …

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An Employee’s Guide to the FMLA Process

Understanding the complicated FMLA process is a vital part of taking care of you and your family’s needs. There are certain steps that you must follow to receive approval and safeguard your job. If you need to take time off work due to your own serious health condition, to take care of a sick family …

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FMLA Retaliation: 6 Benefits of Hiring an Employment Lawyer to Represent Your Case

The Family & Medical Leave Act was passed to protect workers’ rights to leave under limited circumstances. Unfortunately, FMLA retaliation is fairly common across the United States. Often, employees are either unaware of their rights and fail to recognize the actions taken by their employer are illegal or fail to act out of fear. That’s …

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