Columbus, OH Medical Leave and FMLA Complaint Attorneys
Our law firm takes your complaint seriously
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to protect people who need time off from work for medical reasons. That’s why it can be so frustrating if your employer punishes you for exercising your legal rights to care for your newborn child or a loved one.
Knowing what to do if you’re fired, demoted or retaliated against by your employer for taking time off as allowed under the FMLA can be confusing. That’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced medical leave complaint lawyer right away about your legal rights.
Nilges Draher LLC
34 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
At Nilges Draher LLC in Columbus, we can help you every step of the way. We know how the legal system works and we have the case results to prove it – more than $26 million recovered for workers just like you. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. We can help you stand up for your rights.
Common FMLA Complaints
Created in 1993, the FMLA grants most employees the right to legally take time off from work for their own or a family member’s medical reasons without fear of retaliation or being fired. This federal law might seem straightforward. But some employers still violate the law. Common violations in Columbus include:
- An employer denies your medical leave request covered under the FMLA.
- An employer threatens to fire you if you take medical leave.
- An employer wrongfully terminates you for taking medical leave.
- An employer demotes you after you return to work from your medical leave.
- An employer passes you over for promotion after you return from medical leave.
Not being aware of the details of the law is not an excuse. If your employer violates any part of the FMLA, your employer should be held accountable for their actions. Our law firm has years of experience dealing with FMLA violations and medical leave-related issues.
What we can do for you
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if you were wrongfully terminated or demoted at work due to an FMLA violation. All you have to do is report the violation to the Ohio Attorney General’s office, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and they will take care of everything – right?
Unfortunately, FMLA violation cases often turn out to be far more complicated. In particular, your employer will likely defend their actions. And they will likely hire a lawyer or several lawyers to cast doubt over your claim.
We know how to take them on and beat them at their own game. We know what evidence matters, how to successfully counter their arguments and how to build the strongest possible legal case. Whether it’s obtaining your medical records or requesting access to your personnel file, we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to defend your rights.