Under the Family Medical Leave Act, qualified employees in Wisconsin may take unpaid leave in certain situations. Employers are not allowed to take any action that may abridge, deny or otherwise make it not possible for an employee to take leave if they are eligible to do so. Furthermore, employers are not allowed to take any type of retaliatory action against any employee who exercises his or her rights under the act.
Federal law dictates who is and who is not an eligible employee under the FMLA. If an employer has more than 50 employees, an employee may be eligible for protection under FMLA. Additionally, that employee must have worked at the company for 20 workweeks during the current or proceeding calendar year. Employers may be federal agencies or they may be in the private sector.