The National Employment Lawyers Association joined the National Partnership for Women & Families, A Better Balance, California Women’s Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, National Women’s Law Center, and 9to5, National Association of Working Women, on an amicus brief filed on June 13, 2012, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms.
Our amicus brief highlights the Family and Medical Leave Act’s central intent to provide meaningful access to job-protected leave in order to prevent workers from losing their jobs when they need to care for a family member with a serious illness. The brief also highlights the regulations requiring employers to provide notice of FMLA rights. Finally, the brief offers data about workers’ lack of familiarity with the FMLA to underscore the critical need for employers to fulfill their legal obligations to provide proper notice of those rights.
Author: National Partnership for Women & Families