Do You Need a Family Leave Lawyer?
Are you an employee facing medical or family leave retaliation?
- Did your employer ramp up your workload after learning that you were going to need time off to deal with medical issues?
- Are you worried about what will happen to you if you lose your job after undergoing a costly medical procedure?
- Did you go out on leave only to find that your employer replaced you or eliminated your position?
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. In addition, the Americans with Disabilities Act provides additional protections for employees who may be suffering from medical ailments or need a “reasonable accommodation” from their employer.