Standing Up For The FMLA Rights Of Employees
The FMLA is a federal law that allows eligible employees of a qualifying employer to take unpaid leave for medical conditions or emergencies. It covers both personal medical conditions and time taken to care for a loved one who is suffering from serious health problems. If you have requested FMLA time and your employer has denied your request or has otherwise taken adverse actions against you for requesting time off, you may be able to hold them accountable for engaging in unlawful activity. At the law firm of Olds George Law LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to standing up for the rights of workers in Pennsylvania. We can let you know whether you have a strong claim for an FMLA violation and what your legal options are for moving forward.
What Does FMLA Cover?
The FMLA enables employees to take up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid leave for a wide range of reasons, including:
- Child care of a newborn
- Medical conditions related to pregnancy
- Treatment of a condition that prevents an employee from performing their job
- Care of a parent, child or spouse who is afflicted with a serious health condition
There are certain conditions that must be met to qualify for FMLA benefits, including being employed for at least 12 months with an employer that has a minimum of 50 employees. Our lawyers will take a close look at your situation to determine whether your FMLA request was wrongfully denied.