Many workers are blessed to be healthy and have healthy families, but others are not quite as lucky. The law provides leave for those difficult circumstances that are covered under the FMLA. Texas employers should alert their workers to their benefits under this leave and not retaliate against them for taking advantage of the benefits. A registered nurse claims she was not informed of her rights and has taken her case to court.
The plaintiff claims she worked for a nursing and rehabilitation facility in another state for almost five years. She alleges her daughter suffers from a major health issue, and the plaintiff had asked for time away from work to care for her. Each time she needed to take time off, she would alert management to her situation. She maintains that she was never told about her rights to time off under the FMLA until a nursing director finally told her.