It is not uncommon for an employee to have questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act. There are times when a person wants to take advantage of the benefits available to him or her, but is unsure of how to move forward or whether or not it could lead to trouble with an employer in the future.
Nobody wants to make an FMLA claim, but there are times when this is necessary. This could be the result of a pregnancy, cancer treatment, surgery or psychiatric treatment among other circumstances.
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court took a look at the state's laws against gender discrimination and ruled that the current law applies to pregnant women as well as women in general. The ruling is expected to resolve divisions about gender discrimination in the state's lower courts. Lawmakers will also vote on a proposed bill to add pregnancy discrimination to the Florida Civil Rights Act this session.