While the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees from losing their jobs if they have to go on leave for a family or medical situation, but unlike other states, Texas does not provide any additional protections for employees.
Are You Worried About Taking Family or Medical Leave Because You Might Lose Your Job?
You are entitled to return to your job after taking a valid leave. Examples of FMLA violations include:
- Discontinuing existing health insurance coverage
- Demotions upon returning
- Termination for going on leave
- Counting leave days as absences in work attendance
- Threatening any of the above when an employee communicates about a necessary leave