Protecting Your Right To FMLA
The Family and Medical Leave Act, referred to simply as the “FMLA,” is a law that requires certain employers to provide employees that qualify with job protection and unpaid leave for certain reasons, generally health and family-related. Unfortunately, not all employers respect their employees’ rights when it comes to FMLA.
At Rosenberg Sprovach Attorneys at Law, we use 35-plus years of experience to advocate for your rights to FMLA leave in the workplace. We can help you secure the FMLA leave that you need. In addition, we can help you seek compensation for violations of your employment law rights.
FMLA: What To Know
An employer can legally require an employee seeking FMLA benefits to exhaust any paid leave that he has accumulated before using unpaid leave. Situations that are covered include:
• Personal illness
• Illness of a family member
• Military leave
• Leave associated with the birth or adoption of a child
FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of leave during any 12-month period for any of the above situations. To be eligible, an employee must have worked for at least 12 months for a company that employs at least 50 people within a 75-mile radius.
Put An End To Retaliation
An employer may not terminate or otherwise discriminate against an employee who has sought or received benefits under the FMLA. If you believe that your employer has assigned you less desirable tasks, demoted you or fired you in retaliation for using FMLA, we can help you put an end to it. Our attorneys can also help you seek compensation for this infringement on your rights.