You Have Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT “FMLA” – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS By Dugan P. Kelley   Employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave, with the right to reinstatement, for certain reasons.  Covered employees are allowed to take 12 weeks of unpaid (but your job…

At-Will Employment: What if I am fired for refusing to do something illegal? Is that Wrongful Termination?

Is there any legal protection for an at-will employee?   By Matthew Clarke, Shareholder Both Texas and California are “at will” employment states. That means that the employer can terminate employment for any reason or no reason. Likewise, the employee can leave the employer for any reason or no reason.  Some employees have a contract…

What you should do when faced with workplace harassment or discrimination

What should an employee do when when faced with harassment or discrimination at work? Kelley Clarke, PLLC recommends that an employee who is faced with harassment or discrimination do the following: 1. Tell the person to stop, both verbally and in writing. It is always very important to have evidence of your communications with your…