Terminating Employees on Protected Leave – OnDemand


Gain an understanding on the ins and outs of the laws surrounding job-protected leave and how to protect your organization from unwanted litigation.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was the first piece of legislation enacted under the Clinton administration and continues to be the subject of significant debate in congress over amending the law to make it more liberal and in the courts regarding the interpretation of the statute and protection of employees’ leave rights. Other federal and state laws also protect employees during a specific leave, granting them certain rights and potentially limiting an employer from taking any adverse employment action against them. This topic will provide you with the tools to recognize and understand those leave rights, and determine the best practices for addressing employees’ problems during those protected leaves.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss with managers and supervisors how to handle employees out on leave and address issues that might arise before, during and after an employee’s leave.
  • You will be able to explain to employees their leave rights, and how to address the most common issues that arise when an employee is out on a protected leave.
  • You will be able to identify the best practices in addressing an employee’s request for leave.
  • You will be able to recognize what rights an employee on leave has, and those obligations which an employer must comply.