Employees Have A Right To Take Time Off Under The Family And Medical Leave Act
Sometimes, we need extended time off work to get better when sick or for medical treatment if we have a serious health condition. In other cases, our children or spouses need us to care for them when they are seriously ill. The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives workers the right to take time off and keep their employment under specific circumstances. Unfortunately, employers may still attempt to deny workers their rights under the FMLA or wrongfully terminate them.
At Freid, Gallagher, Taylor, & Associates, P.C., we help workers who faced adverse circumstances because they attempted to take time off under the FMLA. We will closely investigate the circumstances and help you determine if a case is possible. You can get immediate help in a free consultation by calling us at 989-498-6820.
Understanding The FMLA
The FMLA protects eligible employees from job loss if they take time away from work to care for themselves or their sick family members. Under certain circumstances, the law will protect your job and prevent your employer from firing you or penalizing you for needing protected time away from work. The law also requires your employer, under most circumstances, to put you back to work after your medical leave in the same positive or a comparable position that you previously had. The act also prohibits employers from retaliating against you after you’ve returned to work.
Talk To A Lawyer In A Free Consultation
If your rights were infringed upon by your employer, our attorneys can help. Please contact us now by calling 989-498-6820 or by sending an email. We offer a free consultation to clients so that we can understand the circumstance of their case. Additionally, clients will not owe us any fees unless we win their case.