Do I Qualify For FMLA?
Our Ohio medical leave attorneys explain
Are you or a family member sick and wondering if you qualify for medical leave? Getting straight answers to this seemingly simple question can be very difficult. While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants people the right to take time off for medical reasons, this federal law does not cover everyone or apply in every situation.
The rules and regulations concerning medical leave and FMLA are complex and can be very confusing for employees and employers. Even knowing where to find information about the FMLA might not be clear. That's why you need to talk to an experienced Ohio medical leave attorney as soon as possible. That's why we want to meet with you at Nilges Draher LLC.
Do you qualify for medical leave?
The FMLA allows workers to take up to 12 weeks unpaid time off for medical reasons without losing their job. However, there are many other parts to this federal law that need to be taken into consideration.
People who qualify for taking medical leave under the FMLA include:
- Someone with a serious illness
- Someone with an immediate family member (in most cases, a spouse, parent, or child) with a serious illness
- Parents of a newborn child
- Parents of a recently adopted child
Other requirements include:
- The employer must have more than 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of the employee's place of work.
- The employee needs to have worked for the company for at least 12 months.
- The employee needs to have worked at least 1,250 hours for the company in the last 12 months prior to the leave.
If you are not sure if you qualify for medical leave under the FMLA, contact our law firm right away and schedule an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys.
How our law firm can help you
If you qualify for medical leave under the FMLA, you should be allowed to take it. It's your right. And if your employer denies you medical leave to care for yourself or a loved one - or retaliates against you for exercising your rights - then we can help you take legal action.
There are often many options available to you, and a medical leave attorney at our firm can help. We will explain the relevant laws and statutes so that you can make an informed decision. Schedule your free case evaluation.