Work Injury and FMLA

Pleas Help! I have a work injury (carpal Tunnel syndrome) My employer made me take a FMLA and then terminated me is this possible?

2 answers  |  asked Oct 29, 2003 10:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (2)

Margaret A. Harris
FMLA and termination

The law puts strict limits on an employer's ability to legally terminate an employee who is on FMLA leave. The first question is whether the termination happened before your 12 weeks of leave had expired -- because that is all you are allowed.

Read about your FMLA rights at If you think, after reading that, that your employer has broken the law, get an appointment with a Dallas lawyer who is experienced in handling employment law cases. There are several, I believe, listed in this web site.

And, good luck!

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Oct 29, 2003 10:47 AM [EST]
Trey Henderson

The FMLA entitles you to take up to 90 days off for a serious illness. You should come back to the same or similar position. If the company fired you while you were out, you should consult a local attorney or contact the department of labor.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Oct 29, 2003 10:43 AM [EST]

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