Take Action Against FMLA Retaliation
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal employment law that gives employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work to care for themselves or a sick family member. Many employers think the FMLA creates a heavy burden on business owners because they must readjust their employees’ work schedules or hire temporary workers to avoid lost production during an employee’s extended absence.
Despite these concerns, federal law states clearly that employers must allow their employees to take advantage of unpaid leave when employees have provided proper notice and meet the requirements for leave under the FMLA. Employees who are terminated, demoted, harassed or otherwise retaliated against for taking leave under the FMLA may pursue a legal action against their employer for wrongful retaliation. The FMLA provides the following relief for employees who have been subjected to wrongful retaliation:
- Lost pay
- Liquidated damages equal to lost pay and interest (in certain cases)
If you believe you may have been subjected to workplace discrimination, contact Mezibov Butler in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are committed to helping workers protect their rights.
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