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Although there are no federal legal requirements that state an employer must compensate an employee for sick leave, majority of companies do require that employees are provided with unpaid sick leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is something many employers have to abide by and it protects employees from losing their job in the event they need to take time off from work for medical reasons.
Employees who qualify for FMLA must have:
The purpose of taking FMLA is to secure your position and allot you the necessary time away from work to deal with your medical condition or that of a family member’s. Some common reasons why employees take FMLA include:
While there are certain laws your employer does and does not have to abide by, if you qualify for FMLA and your employer isn’t allowing you to take unpaid time away from work, you may have a claim on your hands. Our Utah employment and labor law attorney are familiar with the laws in the state of Utah and can easily help you get a claim started in the event your employer isn’t treating you fairly or respecting your rights as a worker.
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