The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees who wish to take unpaid extended time off for medical reasons. Government agencies as well as employers with 50 or more employees within a certain radius are required to honor FMLA requests.
FMLA can be used by an employee to care for his or her own medical needs or those of a family member. Certain qualifications must be met in order for an employee to take FMLA, and medical proof may be required by the employer.
Your Job Is Protected While You Take FMLA
Your employer cannot fire you, force you to retire or otherwise discriminate against you for taking FMLA. If your employer has done so, you may have legal recourse, and you may be entitled to compensation.
At Gigliotti & Gigliotti, we represent employees who have experienced termination, retaliation, discrimination or harassment by an employer for taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act. We have more than 25 years of experience representing employees. We can work to protect your job and your legal rights when your employer has treated you unfairly.
Contact Us Regarding Potential FMLA Violations
- Did your employer fire you for taking FMLA?
- Was your position eliminated while you were taking FMLA?
- Were you demoted for taking FMLA?
- Were you unjustly denied FMLA?
- Did your boss harass you for taking time off while a family member was sick?