The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") protects employees in the event of serious medical emergencies, as well as for the arrival of a child. The basic FMLA benefit is that eligible employees working for covered employers can take up to 12 unpaid weeks off from work to tend to a personal illness, to care for a sick family member, or for the birth or adoption of a child.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") flatly prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
You may have a claim if:
- you have requested time off under FMLA and you have been denied
- you have been fired or disciplined because you have requested or used FMLA leave, or because you have a disability or requested an accommodation for your disability
- your employer has forced you to change shifts or otherwise limited your responsibilities after you requested FMLA leave
- your employer has taken any action against you because you are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are nursing your child
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