Discussion Post: Equal Employment Opportunities
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
You are a Human Resources Manager for Green Branch Coffee, a national chain of urban-style coffee shops. Employees need to work with the human resources (HR) department to ensure a fair, safe, and legal workplace. In this discussion, you will explore the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA provides time off for employees so they can deal with a serious medical condition of their own or one of a family member. Employees in companies such as Green Branch Coffee that have at least 50 employees are generally eligible for FMLA. Please review the Employee's Guide to FMLA from the U.S. Department of Labor, and discuss the following:
1) What is the process of requesting FMLA leave?
2) What are some examples of how the FMLA provides employees with job protection during their FMLA leave?
3) What are some of the responsibilities that employees have during their FMLA leave?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.
U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). Family and Medical Leave Act employee guide. Wage and Hour Division (WHD).