My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: New Jersey
To make a very long story short, I was let go by my employer while on FMLA/maternity leave. I was not provided with any reason, but have come to find out (through the process of attempting to obtain unemployment benefits) that they did not feel that i was sufficiently responsive while on maternity leave. I was contacted several times, and responded in a timely manner each time--there was one time where it took a few days to respond, however, this was very shortly after the birth of my child, and medical issues prevented me from responding immediately.
I am in the process of contacting employment lawyers, but in the interim, I am trying to find out if it's even legal for them to have contacted me (sometimes several times per day for minor issues if I did not respond immediately) while on FMLA/maternity leave, and if so, what the guidelines were. Any input would be appreciated. TIA.