Family Medical Leave Act
Federal regulations prohibit employers from discriminating against employees for utilizing their right to family medical leave. The attorneys at Chanfrau &Chanfrau, are committed to protecting employee's rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The FMLA provides that a covered full-time employee with 12 months of consecutive service may take a period of up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the purpose of personal medical leave (such as pregnancy or other serious medical condition) or family medical leave (such as to care for a sick mother or other immediate family member) without being terminated, demoted or otherwise discriminated against.
Video: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires companies with more than 50 employees to grant medical leave to an employee with a serious health condition, or a family member who needs help with a health condition. Employers may not retaliate against you for taking this leave by terminating or demoting you. If you were denied rights granted to you in the FMLA, we can work on your behalf to file suit against your employer.
If you or a loved one has a disability or a serious medical condition, your employer must engage in a good faith interactive process in an attempt to accommodate the needs of the employee. Our lawyers also counsel clients on how to obtain better working conditions following their return from family leave, medical leave or pregnancy leave. When wrongful termination or workplace discrimination claims arise following the return to work, the employer must prove that the termination or adverse employment action (such as demotion) was the result of a non-related issue. Our attorneys protect the rights of individuals in protected classes, such as pregnant women, disabled individuals and other protected employees. We investigate whether the employer's stated reason for the adverse employment action (e.g. termination or demotion) was actually a pretext for illegal or discriminatory motive.
Department of Labor: FMLA