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Avoiding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Women who become pregnant are no less capable of fulfilling their job duties and doing what their work requires of them than others. Unfortunately, Florida employers do not always recognize the rights of pregnant women, discriminating against them when they need reasonable accommodations and family leave. To comply with federal and state laws preventing pregnancy discrimination, employers should strive to be consistent and fair with all employees.

Allegations of FMLA discrimination against home decor company

Florida employees have the right to speak out when they experience unfair treatment in their workplaces. Women who are pregnant or need time away from work for family-related needs could find that their employers act in a discriminatory manner toward them for taking rightful time off per the Family and Medical Leave Act. FMLA discrimination is a real problem, and it could be grounds to take legal action against an employer. 

Employees have the right to take FMLA leave without fear

There are federal laws in place that protect the interests of workers who need time off from work for needs related to their families or medical care. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees to take time away from their jobs when necessary for serious family events, such as the birth of a child, or medical needs, such as caring for an immediate family member with cancer. Florida employees should be able to take FMLA leave without fear of recrimination from employers.

Salvation Army employee claims he experienced FMLA discrimination

A man who works for a branch of the Salvation Army says he was treated unfairly when we needed time off for health problems and to recover from medical treatment. He claims his employer fired him after his toes were amputated due to complications from diabetes. He had worked for the organization since 1997, and he believes his treatment was a form of FMLA discrimination and a violation of this specific law. 

Pregnancy discrimination: A health concern for moms and babies

A woman has the right to work throughout her pregnancy as she is able, and she is also entitled to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Even though there are both state and federal laws in place that shield the interests of Florida female employees, pregnancy discrimination is still a problem. This is an issue that is much more than an unfair inconvenience for many. It is actually a threat to the health of mothers and babies.

Did employer violate an employee's right to take FMLA leave?

Florida employees know they have the right to take leave when they have certain family or medical needs. In fact, the Family and Medical Leave Act protects the rights of qualifying employees to have a certain amount of unpaid leave for things such as the birth of a child or the illness of a family member. Violating these rights can result in a lawsuit against the employer. An employee recently claimed his employer violated his FMLA rights, but he was not successful in his attempt at seeking legal recourse.

Employees should know their right to FMLA leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows qualified employees to take time away from work to address certain medical and family-related needs, such as the birth of a child, without fear of losing their job. Florida employers bear the responsibility of making sure they understand their employees' right to this type of leave and that they do not inadvertently violate these rights. Employees will also find it beneficial to know what to do if they need time away from work and whether it qualifies as FMLA leave.

FMLA discrimination allegations made against school system

Florida workers are entitled to time away from work when they are dealing with a medical need or family matters. The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that requires certain employers to allow employees to take up to 12 weeks off for specific family and medical reasons. They are not required to pay workers during the time off, but they are supposed to hold the job for the employee. One school system employee in another state claims she experienced FMLA discrimination after taking rightful time off for a legitimate reason.

What does FMLA discrimination in the workplace look like?

When an employee suffers certain consequences for exercising his or her rights in Florida workplace, it could be grounds for a lawsuit. One of these rights is the ability to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. This is a law that provides workers the ability to take needed time off when they have a baby, adopt a child, need to care for a sick family member or need treatment for a specific type of illness.

An employee's rights to family and medical leave

Many employees in Florida are entitled to time off from work in certain circumstances related to medical needs or family issues. The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide workers with a certain amount of time off when they need it because of the birth of a child, adoption of a child, medical issues or caring for an immediate family member with a medical problem. According to the FMLA, employers must give up to 12 weeks of leave.

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