In a recent blog post, we discussed some of the ways that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies in specific circumstances. All employees should make sure that they understand how this law might impact their right to leave when they are impacted by a medical crisis or a family situation that falls under the umbrella of the act.
Some employers might not know exactly how these laws apply to their employees. This can make it difficult for the employees to get the leave they need. They might find that they need to take action to get that leave.
Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act should be handled swiftly. There are times when the employee needs the leave right away and doesn’t have time to try to battle with the employer. The purpose of this act is so that covered employees won’t have to worry about their job security if they do have to take a leave for a covered reason.
It is imperative that any employee who feels they have been denied leave that should have been approved under this act learn about what options they have. They shouldn’t have to try to figure out how to make it work during a crisis just so that they can keep their jobs.
We know that this is a hard situation for employees, but it is important that they take action to get the leave due to them. Letting an employer get away with denying a lawful leave can set up problems in the future and could lead to the employee being used in the future.