We have written many times about the importance of the protections offered by the Family and Medical Leave Act. The FMLA has protected the jobs of countless employees when they needed to take an extended period of work leave to address family or medical concerns. Some common reasons for leave include long-term personal illness or the illness of a family member and the birth or adoption of a child.
Federal law protects employees with disabilities from unjust employment discrimination. Under the law, a disability can be characterized as an injury, a medical condition one has had since birth, an illness and even pregnancy in certain situations. As a result, it is little wonder that Hollywood is buzzing about whether 'Blue Bloods' star Jennifer Esposito will file an Americans with Disabilities Act employment law claim against CBS for its alleged discrimination against her.
Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a new report published by the National Partnership for Women & Families. It grades each state on how well its family-leave laws and local programs benefit new parents when they require time off from work.
We have often written about the importance of job protection when employees must take time off due to pressing life circumstances. One of the most important legal protections in this regard is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for personal health or family reasons.