Q: I believe my participation in the Family Medical Leave Act has affected my job in the areas of wages &shifts. Options?
A: You should consult with an employment attorney in your area to discuss your situation. The FMLA prohibits your employer from interfering with your rights under the FMLA (such as job restoration after a qualifying leave) or from retaliating against you after you return from FMLA leave. The specifics of your situation need to be analyzed to determine if your FMLA rights have been violated.
A: The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, is a federal law that gives employees the right to up to twelve weeks leave from their job to care for a loved one or take care of their own serious health condition. When you return from FMLA leave, you are entitled to get your job back, either reinstated to the same position or an equivalent job. If your wages and/or your number of shifts were reduced upon your return, it does not sound ‘equivalent’ to your previous job. Contact an employment lawyer experienced in FMLA issues to discuss the specifics of your case.
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