Tag: FMLA

  • Former Wegmans Employee Fired over FMLA

    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…

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  • An Employee’s Guide to the FMLA Process

    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. It is important to be prepared before taking FMLA.  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…

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

    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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  • 5 Examples of FMLA Retaliation in the Workplace

    5 Examples of FMLA Retaliation in the Workplace

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) creates the right for individuals to take a leave of absence due to serious illness or injury of the employee or family member, childbirth or adoption without the fear of losing their job — and protects you from retaliation from your employer if you exercise or attempt to…

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  • Top 8 FMLA FAQs (and Answers) You Should Know

    Top 8 FMLA FAQs (and Answers) You Should Know

    Filing for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be intimidating, especially when you do not know what to expect and how it may affect your family – and your job. Not knowing if you will be eligible for FMLA leave, if you will receive adequate compensation or if you will have…

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  • Fired While on Short-Term Disability? You May Need to Hire an Attorney

    Fired While on Short-Term Disability? You May Need to Hire an Attorney

    Can You Be Fired While on Short-Term Disability? Many workers in Florida may think that their positions are secure when they go on short-term disability due to a sickness or injury not related to their job. But it’s important to know that Florida is an “at-will” state, so your employer is legally allowed to fire…

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  • Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. Represents Employer Retaliation Case Under the FMLA in Pinellas County, FL

    Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. Represents Employer Retaliation Case Under the FMLA in Pinellas County, FL

    A Pinellas County man asserts that he was fired by his former employer, BayCare Health System, Inc., for exercising his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Employment Retirement Security Act (ERISA) to take medical leave for his chronic medical conditions. The plaintiff, John Doe, whose name is being withheld due…

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  • Top 10 FAQs About Pregnancy Discrimination

    Top 10 FAQs About Pregnancy Discrimination

    Do you feel as though you may not have received a job promotion because you were pregnant? Or were pressured into taking early leave? Or even fired? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions that…

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  • Is Pregnancy Considered a Disability at Work?

    Is Pregnancy Considered a Disability at Work?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to ensure people with qualifying disabilities weren’t discriminated against based on their disability. It covers discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. But is pregnancy considered a disability and are women protected under the ADA? Are you being discriminated against for being pregnant at…

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  • Workers’ Compensation: Can You Be Fired for Being Hurt on the Job?

    Workers’ Compensation: Can You Be Fired for Being Hurt on the Job?

    The situation is not a happy one. You sustained an injury while working. Maybe it was an accident, or maybe it was negligence on behalf of your employer in maintaining an unsafe working environment. Whatever the case, if you’ve been fired after being injured on the job, it’s important to know your rights. Fired for…

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