The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (and similar enactments operative in the states, including in Maryland and Virginia) is protective legislation of great importance to many American workers dealing with serious injuries that require their temporary absence from the workplace.
Imagine working at a company for a few years, and one day a promotion opportunity is announced. You apply and go through the interview process, feeling the whole way through that you have a great shot. Everything seems to be going well -- and then the announcement is made, and you aren't chosen.
Back in July, we wrote in this space about a dispute involving a pregnant delivery driver and her employer. National news outlets are now catching on to the story of the former Maryland UPS driver was fired after she became pregnant in 2006.