Medical/Parental Leave

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;
  • Surgery;
  • Childbirth;
  • 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.

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