One of the most stressful situations in life can be losing a job, especially when the reason may be unknown or unlawful. Although most terminations are legal, there are instances where employers have illegally fired an employee. Whatever the case may be, if a Colorado employee feels that he or she has fallen victim to a wrongful termination, it is wise to review the state's employment laws before proceeding with any legal action.
Employees in Colorado and all across the United States are protected from unfair acts in the workplace by state and federal laws. One of the most important of these laws is the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA provides qualified employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. Although full-time employees are legally entitled to medical leave, some employers may choose to retaliate and punish employees for using FMLA leave. This is allegedly what happened to an employee in another state, and he has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.