Did You Experience Retaliation at Work for Taking or Requesting FMLA Leave?
Getting Fired or Terminated
In some cases, workers are simply barred from returning to work after taking leave. Under the law, this is strictly prohibited. A large premise of the FMLA states that those who take time off get their job back when they return.
Denying Leave or Time Off
Other situations, however, involve more inconspicuous violations or retaliation. Sometimes employers will simply deny workers leave rights because they claim the employee is ineligible or failed to provide proper notice of leave.
Demotions or Other Negative Consequences
In other situations, employers retaliate against or penalize employees by demoting them into inferior positions upon their return. They also have been known to retaliate by refusing to provide health care coverage during the employee’s leave or refusing to provide the same benefits upon the employee’s return.
These are all situations that can and do happen to workers of all industries every day across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.