Some employees are entitled to take leave from their employment because of childbirth, a serious health condition or the serious health condition of a close relative with the assurance they will be able to return to their position and not experience retaliation for taking leave. Common reasons employees may be eligible for leave include:
- Serious illness;
- Serious injury;
- Adoption; and
- To care for a spouse, son, daughter or parent who has a serious health condition.
Ways in which an employer may violate your right to medical/parental leave include:
- Denying or preventing you from taking leave;
- Threatening or intimidating you from taking leave;
- Failing to reinstate you to your former position under the same terms that existed prior to your leave;
- Retaliating against you for exercising your rights to leave; and
- Terminating your employment for taking leave.
If you believe you may have experienced a violation of your medical/parental leave rights, feel free to contact our attorneys, or take a moment to provide the information below that will enable us to better determine if you have a case and what we can do to help you.