Family and Medical Leave Cases
Protection Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Employees often take the security of their position for granted. Problems
can arise, however, when an employee falls seriously ill and needs to
take time off of work to seek treatment or to recover. The Family and
Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires most employers to hold an employee's
position for up to a total of 12 weeks within a given year. These laws
apply to employers with 50 or more employees within one facility or within
a 75-mile radius. If your employer meets these requirements, you should
be able to take unpaid time off in case of a serious medical condition
Disputes often arise regarding the definition of "serious illness."
In general, you have the right to take medical leave for the birth or
adoption of a child (whether you are the mother or the father); for any
illness or medical condition that requires treatment or time away from
work; or to care for a family member who is seriously ill. The 12 weeks
of leave does not need to be consecutive, which means that you can take
any consecutive or nonconsecutive days off throughout the year as long
as they total no more than 12 weeks.
Filing a Claim for Violation of Your Right to Medical Leave
Unfortunately, there are some cases in which an employer violates their
employee's right to unpaid leave under the FMLA. If this has happened
to you, Chavez Law Firm can provide an
El Paso employment law attorney to help you file a lawsuit. You have every right under the FMLA to fight
for compensation after your employer demonstrates discrimination against
your condition or situation.
Consult an Employment Lawyer in El Paso
Our firm's passion is community safety. More than anything, we desire
to hold irresponsible individuals and employers accountable for their
harmful actions. Speak with an employment lawyer from our team as soon
as possible if you are the victim of discrimination and have been denied
family or medical leave. We can investigate your case and present a strong
argument to recover the damages you have suffered, which can range from
wage loss to wrongful termination.
Contact us right away to learn more!