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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Archives

Unusual PA FMLA claim filed by a third party

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that cancer specialist surgeon Dr. Kevin Staveley-O'Carroll was fired because he complained that center officials at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Centel mistreated his secretary after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

How pervasive is pregnancy discrimination?

In our previous post we discussed the ongoing problem of unequal pay for female employees. Pay inequality is just one form of discrimination that many female workers face, many of which are invisible or subtle and driven by bias or unfair policies that simply make it harder for women to stay at work.

What to expect when returning from parental leave

Under the Family Medical Leave Act, employees have a right to take a leave of up to 12 weeks each year to care for themselves, an immediate family member who is ill, or a new baby. Although this leave is unpaid, the key benefit is that it is job-protected, which means that employers cannot fill the employee's job while they are gone or treat them less favorably when they return.