The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law requiring midsize and large employers to grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period. Such leave may be granted for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition or to treat a personal illness or injury.
Employers violate the FMLA in several ways, including resisting or outright refusing an employee’s legitimate request for a leave of absence. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees who have either asked for FMLA leave or recently returned from leave. Such retaliation may come in the form of a denial of a promotion, reduction in wages or even a termination.
At Mezibov Butler, our attorneys will defend your rights to ensure that a medical situation for you or a loved one does not cause you to suffer adverse career action at the hands of your employer. In the unfortunate event that it does, however, we are prepared to challenge that decision and hold your employer liable in court for violating the FMLA.
If you believe that you may be a victim of FMLA discrimination, contact Mezibov Butler so that our experienced employment lawyers can assess your situation and provide you with the legal know-how to protect your rights.