What Our Attorney Can Do for You
In theory, obtaining unpaid leave under the FMLA should be simple and straightforward. Your employer should provide information about your rights and responsibilities when you ask about this option.
However, some employers either don’t know about their FMLA obligations or choose not to fulfill them. We can help you file a complaint and potentially a lawsuit if your employer:
- Discourages you from taking the time off
- Requires you to give advanced notice for unexpected medical needs
- Requires you to know that you are covered by the FMLA and specifically request FMLA leave (instead of simply asking for time off because of a qualifying family or medical need)
- Fails to count the hours you work between requesting the unpaid leave and beginning the unpaid leave toward your 1,250 hours
- Cancels your group health insurance benefits during your leave
- Continuously asks or pressures you to return from your leave or work during your leave
- Postpones your return to work
- Transfers you to a different position upon your return
- Fails to reinstate all the benefits you had before you began your leave
- Penalizes you in any way for taking the leave
If you have experienced any of the above issues, bring your case to our firm right away. We can thoroughly assess your situation and determine whether your employer has violated your rights under the FMLA. If so, we can file a claim and pursue the compensation you need and deserve.
Get started on your case by calling (240) 607-5552 or contacting us online today. We look forward to fighting for your rights and wellbeing.