People deserve time off from work to deal with medical issues. Without such a right, workers will eventually become worn out and unable to perform their duties. When they have pressing medical issues, especially childbearing, employers should abide by the rules under the Family Medical Leave Act. It is important to remember that family leave applies to men too. Unfortunately, there are employers who misunderstand the law. Supervisors have been known to deny men the right to leave during the childbearing period, believing the law only applicable to women. This direct violation of the law needs immediate addressing. Our law firm has experience helping both men and women negotiate and inform their bosses of the correct application of federal labor laws.