When employees suffer from a serious illness or injury, they may need to take time away from work to recover. Abiding by the stipulations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Texas workers are able to take off work for the time that they need. Some employers choose not to recognize the person's right to take the time and may choose to terminate the employee instead.
A former worker for Wendy's has filed a claim against the owner of the franchise who employed her. She stated that she began to experience extreme pain in her abdomen and severe cramping, which prompted her to go to a physician the same day. She was told that her pain was caused by an ovarian cyst that would require surgery to have it removed.