Under state and federal law, employees have certain legal rights. When an employee (present, past, or even potential) believes that his or her rights have been violated, it is likely that a Dallas employment law claim will result. It is important that such a claim, like any other assertion against a business, be strongly defended.
Facts of the Case
In a recent federal case filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, the plaintiff was a woman who filed suit against the defendant employer asserting violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The plaintiff’s complaint alleged that she developed work-related carpal tunnel syndrome, which she claimed prevented her from performing her job duties.
She further averred that she was entitled to certain salary continuation benefits under a policy of the defendant’s that provided paid leave of up to 100% of regular base pay for workers who were on restricted duty due to an injury or illness. According to the plaintiff, some of the benefits had not been paid, thus prompting her to file suit against the defendant. Continue reading