Many Texas residents may face circumstances that present the need for time away from work. In many instances, the federal Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, allows for individuals to take extended time off of work for applicable reasons without facing negative repercussions. However, some individuals may have their rights provided by this law violated by employers, and as a result, they could face considerable setbacks.
One man in another state is currently taking legal action against his former employer for violations of the FMLA and other unfair acts. Reports stated that the man's wife had been diagnosed with brain cancer, and in order to receive treatment, she needed to go out of state. The man requested time away from work under the FMLA, but his leave was denied by his employer. The man was apparently told that the FMLA did not apply to the company, but that claim was reportedly untrue.