Why You Need A Family And Medical Leave Act Attorney
If you or a family member become ill, you are entitled to benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act. In 1993, The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to provide a way for employees to take leave if they are ill or to care for family members who are ill. The act provides that the employee may take up to 12 weeks of leave that is unpaid in order to do so. The employee must be assured that their job, or a similar jo, will be there for them when they return to work. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that your employer may proceed with a wrongful termination while you are out on FMLA leave. Should this occur, seek out the services of a lawyer who is an experienced Family and Medical Leave Act Attorney, which you can do by contacting us here at the Gabroy | Messer.
As an employee whose employer qualifies for the FMLA, you are entitled to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave time. This can be used for various health-related purposes, including:
- Your recovery from an illness,
- Caring for a qualifying family member who is ill,
- The birth of a child,
- Caring for your newborn child,
- The adoption of a child, or
- The placement of a foster child in your family.
Should you experience a wrongful termination while involved in any of these situations while on FMLA leave, contact a lawyer here at the Gabroy | Messer. In doing so, we can assign a Family and Medical Leave Act attorney to your case who will fight hard to protect your legal rights.
Qualifying for FMLA Leave
For an employer to qualify to provide FMLA leave to an employee, they must have at least 50 employees working for them daily for a minimum of 20 calendar workweeks. In addition, these employees must be working within a 75-mile radius of the employer. As an employee, you too must meet certain criteria, including:
- Working for the employer for at least 12 months
- Worked at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months prior to taking leave
Since we know it is not uncommon for an employer to perform a wrongful termination on an employee who is out on FMLA leave, we work hard for clients who come to us with this problem. Rather than suffer a wrongful termination, meet with a Family and Medical Leave Act attorney by scheduling a consultation with us here at the Gabroy | Messer.
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer over FMLA, we suggest that you contact us here at Gabroy | Messer to speak with a Family and Medical Leave Act attorney.