The Family And Medical Leave Act Protects Workers
Many people are not familiar with what is allowed under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on a state and federal level. At Employee Advocates, LLC, we help employees whose employer has violated the FMLA. We can help you look at the different guidelines and benefits you are entitled to under the law and your employer’s policies.
We are here to help you assert your legal rights. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential telephone consultation to learn about our services.
How The FMLA Protect Employees
The FMLA is designed to help protect an employee’s job when the following life events occur, and they need to take an extended amount of time off from their job:
- The birth and care of the newborn child of the employee
- Placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
- To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child or parent) with a serious health condition
- To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition
The amount of time your employer must grant you depends on how many people the company employs. We can help you research what you are entitled to under the FMLA and determine whether your rights have been violated.
Often times, an FMLA violation also turns into a situation where wrongful termination occurs and an employee should have received benefits. However, because the employee was not aware of their rights or how to assert them, the employer then takes advantage of the situation and fires the employee instead of granting them the time off they need.
How We Can Help You
Employee rights attorney Len McDermott can help you file a complaint with the department of labor as well as pursue an action in state or federal court. We will help you collect evidence proving your employer’s illegal actions.
If you believe your employer has violated the FMLA and you have been treated unfairly, please contact Employee Advocates, LLC, to schedule a free initial telephone consultation to find out how might be able to help you.