When in need, Texas employees know that they can turn to the Family Medical Leave Act to take time away from work. Making use of this benefit should never subject workers to mistreatment or losing their jobs. A woman from another state has filed a wrongful termination claim because she believes that she was unjustly fired for taking leave under FMLA.
The woman worked for Centre Lifelink Emergency Medical Services of State College in another state. In June 2013, the plaintiff was on vacation, but she was badly injured in an accident. She had dislocated her hip and suffered a severe brain injury. The plaintiff requested leave under the FMLA to recover, and it was approved from June 12- July 29.