Most people are familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as the law that gives new parents the right to take up to 12 weeks off from work in order to care for a newborn child. If your employer has interfered with your right to care for your child or retaliated against you for taking time off for that reason, contact us today for a free consultation
The FMLA also gives most employees the right to take extensive time off due to their own serious medical condition or those of a family member.
In order to qualify for FMLA leave:
Depending on the nature of the health condition, employees might have the right to take their leave in small time periods instead of taking all 12 weeks at once. That is not a decision that your employer can force on you.
If you think you meet all of these criteria and your employer has in any way prevented you from taking FMLA leave or retaliated against you for taking it, please contact our office today for a free consultation.