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FMLA

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to employees who have worked for an employer for at least 12 months and have at least 1250 hours over the past 12 months.  This also applies to employers who employ more than 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius.  Our firm has seen employers use the FMLA as a way to terminate employees who are seriously injured on the job.  For example, if you suffer a serious injury on the job that causes you to miss 12 weeks or more at work, your employer can put you on FMLA during that period of time and try to get rid of you at the end of the 12 weeks.  Our office feels employers use the FMLA to retaliate against employees for requesting worker’s compensation.  The Worker’s Compensation Act was instituted for the benefit of the employee, and we call for the Indiana Legislature to protect seriously injured workers by stopping this practice.

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