Defending The Rights Of Victims Of FMLA Violations
The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) entitles eligible employees to take unpaid leave when an employee has a serious health condition that results in the employee being unable to perform the functions of his position. The Act also provides for unpaid leave for an employee for the birth of a child, the adoption or fostering of a child, or to care for a family member that has a serious health condition.
Many workers find themselves in need of long-term time off from work for health reasons. A prime example can be in the case of pregnancy. Being pregnant and having to work at the same time or lose your job can be a difficult choice for many families. The good news is that Federal Law provides for extended time off from your job for pregnancy, for having a serious health condition, or the need to take care of a family member with a serious health condition. A serious health condition generally describes an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical facility; or continuing treatment by a health care provider.
The Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave from work in any 12-month period for pregnancy, for adoption or fosterings, for having a serious health condition, or the need to take care of a family member with a serious health condition. The FMLA also protects employees who take FMLA leave from realiation for doing so.
Experienced Orlando FMLA Violation Claims Attorney
Our employment attorneys have helped numerous individuals recover monetary damages for violations of the FMLA. Such damages have included lost wages, salary, employment benefits, and actual monetary loss sustained as a direct result of the employer’s FMLA violation.
If you are an employee and believe that your FMLA rights have been violated, please contact the employment attorney at LaBar & Adams, P.A. in Orlando at 407-835-8968 or fill out the online form located on our website.