A. Probably not. It's illegal to subject an employee to an adverse employment action as a result of taking . Employees could make a strong case that pushing back their is an adverse action, especially if the review is linked to their compensation, eligibility for benefits, seniority rights, job duties or opportunity for promotion. Your best bet: Stop this practice ASAP.
- Suspect FMLA leave shenanigans? Follow the law's certification requirements
- Start of absence, not approval date, sets 12-week FMLA clock ticking
- Don't let compassion waylay your career
- Do your best to promote workplace civility, but don't sweat faux pas that weren't meant to offend
- Quick settlements encourage more suits; sometimes you have to trust a jury