Work Advice: Making Labor Demands After a New Mom’s Demanding Labor

At any rate, your higher-ups were smart to collar the ding-dong before she got them into legal trouble. According to employment attorney Tom Spiggle of Spiggle Law Firm, it’s generally permissible for employers to briefly contact employees on family or medical leave for updates or quick questions related to work. But demanding that they interrupt their recovery to come into the office and complete a series of tasks(italicized for outrage) could constitute interference with their rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, not to mention potentially jeopardizing any short-term disability benefits you’re entitled to.