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THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-271-2203
Fax: 202-261-2835

inquiry@employmentlawgroup.com

Washington, D.C. Website
888 17th Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
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Los Angeles Website
10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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San Francisco Website
Citigroup Center
1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
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The Employment Law Group® is headquartered in NW Washington, D.C., located two blocks north of the White House on the corner of 17th and I Streets, NW. The offices are conveniently accessible by Metro from the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Blue and Orange) Metro stops. There is also ample parking in surrounding parking garages.
About The Firm

The Employment Law Group® law firm represents employees nationally who have blown the whistle on corporate fraud and abuse and who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, or other violations of their civil rights. With offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California, The Employment Law Group® law firm’s seasoned trial attorneys have earned a highly desirable record of favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of its clients.

Medical Leave Lawyer (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits an employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for pregnancy complications, maternity or paternity leave, care of the employee’s own serious health condition, or care of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent) who has a serious health condition. A serious health condition entitling an employee to FMLA leave is any illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care or continuing treatment by a health care provider.

Employees Eligible to take FMLA leave

An employee is eligible to take FMLA leave if the employee:

1. Worked for the employer for at least 12 months;

2. Worked for the employer for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 month period before the leave; and

3. Works at a location with at least 50 employees who are employed by the employer within 75 miles of that location.

Remedies under the FMLA

The FMLA prohibits an employer from firing, denying a promotion to, or demoting an employee because the employee requested or has taken family medical leave. Potential remedies include reinstatement and payment of lost wages, employment benefits, or any other loss sustained as a result of the employer’s violation of the FMLA.

Additional state and local protections

In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, certain states and local jurisdictions may offer additional or different protections for employees. For example, in the Maryland Flexible Leave Act (MFLA) provides coverage to many employees who would not otherwise be covered by FMLA.  Additionally, the Virginia Human Rights Act may provide coverage to certain employees who have been denied leave on account of a medical condition.

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