The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States labor law requiring employers to give employees unpaid time off from work for medical and family caregiving reasons. The employee is entitled to have the right to return to the same position held before the leave or to a position involving the same or substantially similar duties and responsibilities as they had before they took the leave. Your state’s law may give you additional leave rights.
Circumstances in which eligible employees are required to be granted FMLA leave are:
- For the birth of a son or daughter and to care for the newborn child.
- Placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care.
- Care of an employee’s family member with a serious health condition.
- A personal serious health condition that prevents employee from performing the essential functions of his or her job.
- Care of a military member with a serious injury or illness.
Employers that wrongfully terminate their employees in retaliation for taking, within their own rights to take, leave of absence will face serious consequences. An employee would be able to recover lost compensation, monetary losses, reinstatement, liquidated damages and their attorneys’ fees and costs.
At JTB Law Group we are passionate about fighting for your rights, such as your FMLA rights. We advocate strongly for employees being victimized by wrongful termination and other adverse employment actions. The employment attorneys here are committed to advocate for you every step of the way. If you’ve been the victim of any unlawful employment action by your employer while taking a leave of absence protected by the FMLA, contact our office today. Most of our cases we take on a contingency basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. We can go over with you the proofs needed to establish your FMLA lawsuit and discuss the prospect of FMLA settlements.
Call our FMLA Lawyers at (877) 561-0000 . The call is free and confidential.