Your Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave ACT (FMLA), enacted in 1993, allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period. The leave can be taken for the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child, the care of a family member with a serious health condition, or the employee’s own serious health condition. Read more about your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.
In 1975 the United States Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251 (1975) upheld a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews These rights have become known as the Weingarten Rights. Read more about your Weingarten Rights.
Your Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”) requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. “In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities. Read more about your rights under the ADA.