There are many instances in which workers may need time away from work. For some, more time off may be necessary if they are dealing with a medical condition. In many cases, employees may be protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, which requires employers to provide leave for qualifying medical or family reasons. If an employer does not adhere to the act, serious legal issues could come about.
Texas residents may be interested in one out-of-state case that is currently underway. Recent reports stated that a man has filed a lawsuit against the company where he was formerly employed as well as his supervisor. He believes that his rights under the FMLA were violated, and he was terminated from his job in retaliation for requesting leave.
The man reportedly has an undisclosed medical condition, which is why he applied for intermittent leave. However, after going on leave for 11 days, he was fired from his job. The man claims to have suffered damages as a result of this retaliation and hopes to gain compensation for those damages as well as court expenses.
Individuals with chronic or otherwise severe medical conditions know that holding a job can be difficult. Many of those parties rely on the FMLA to help secure their positions and allow them to attend to their medical needs. When workers' rights covered by this act are violated, taking legal action may be not unwarranted. Therefore, Texas residents who have suffered due to employers infringing on their rights may wish to determine what courses of action could suit their needs.
Source: pennrecord.com, "Upper Darby man claims former employer violated medical leave law", Louie Torres, Feb. 14, 2017