There is nothing worse than the thought of a sick child. While most sicknesses clear up quickly, others can drag on for many weeks, months or longer.
If a child is faced with a serious illness, you may need to take time off work to care for him or her. In this case, it is important to do so in the appropriate manner. This typically means taking advantage of your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
With this type of leave, you can take time off without the fear of losing your job. This puts you in position to balance your work and family responsibilities, which is something that many people struggle to do.
Whether or not you qualify for FMLA depends on a variety of details, including the size of your employer, how long you have been with the company and your status.
If you are eligible for FMLA, you should not feel bad about taking it. This entitles you to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a sick child. Furthermore, you are guaranteed a return to the same or similar position in the future, without fear of retaliation.
Nobody dreams of the day when he or she can take FMLA leave, but you could run into this at some point in the future. If you were retaliated against for taking this type of leave, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. We can help you better understand your rights. We can also help you receive the compensation you deserve if you were retaliated against for taking a leave.