Our Law Firm Handles Medical Leave and FMLA Claims
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Millions of workers every year find themselves in need of a temporary leave of absence from work, whether due to illness or childbirth, or to care for a family member with a serious medical condition. Many employers are understanding of this reality, and permit employees to take time off in such instances.
Recognizing that not all employers are understanding of this reality, Congress enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993, which requires employers in certain situations to grant covered employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. (In other instances, an employer may be required to provide a medical leave of absence under the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].)
Not all workers are covered by the FMLA, and not all instances of medical leave qualify for protection. Making sense of the FMLA and knowing whether you are legally entitled to a medical leave of absence can be confusing. That's why you might not be sure what to do if your employer refuses to allow you to take time off for medical reasons or if you lose your job because you took leave. However, you may have claim if any of the following applied to you:
- Your employer fired you or threatened to fire you for taking medical leave.
- Your employer penalizes you for taking time off work for appointments and treatments for chronic health conditions.
- Your employer refuses to provide you with time off work for childbirth.
- Your employer will not permit you to take leave to attend to an immediate family member who suffers from a serious health condition.
- Your employer allowed you to take leave, but fired you immediately upon your return.
- Your employer started treating you differently after you requested or took medical leave.
Questions and concerns you might have
If you're curious about your legal rights, check out the following pages:
- Do I Qualify For FMLA?
- Do I Qualify For Other Medical Leave?
- What is Intermittent Leave?
- Chronic Health Conditions
Don't let them push you around. We can help. Nilges Draher LLC has years of experience working with people wrongfully terminated or punished for taking time off as allowed under the FMLA. Our experienced FMLA attorneys understand the law and know how to get results - more than $26 million recovered for workers and counting. You have rights. We can demand them. Schedule your free consultation today.