Know When You’re Entitled To Family Or Medical Leave
Situations involving sick, injured or newly born loved ones can be stressful, and wanting to take time from work to be with them can cause employees to fear the possible loss of their positions or other forms retaliation. The Family and Medical Leave Act ensures job protection for employees needing to take time to tend to their own or a loved one’s recovery, and allows for up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical or family leave a year. The FMLA also covers women who take time away from work to recover from childbirth and to bond with their newborn. Parents adopting may also take time under this law to bond with their new family member.
While the FMLA is a complex law, it protects certain employees from facing retaliation or other unfair treatment because of these medical and familial concerns. At the law firm of Raff & Becker, LLP, our attorneys are experienced at representing employees who are denied FMLA or other leave or who experience problems upon returning to work.
You have the right to take time to recover from an illness or medical condition without the added stress of their possible employment instability. Our lawyers will help you take full advantage of your rights as provided by law.