Bullying in the workplace is common and is getting more attention. There's no need for an employee to needlessly suffer due to a co-worker or boss who enjoys manipulating others and seeing them suffer. It's the classic situation where a person lifts themselves up by pushing others down.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an important piece of federal legislation that ensures employees who must take time off from work for family or medical reasons will still have a job waiting for them when they return. The FMLA is one of the key laws protecting employees' rights. However, FMLA violations can and do happen, either because employers are unaware of their legal obligations or because they wilfully violate the law. Below is a look at a few examples of when employees may be able to file a claim against their employers under the FMLA.