The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides added protection for woman and families. If your doctor states in writing that you are sick and unable to work during your pregnancy, you may be able to get up to 12 weeks off without pay under this law. You also are allowed time off for childbirth, adoption and to care for a sick child or family member. If you take time off under the FMLA, you have the right to the same job or a job with equal pay and benefits when you come back to work.

If your pregnancy stops you from being able to do your job, you may have the right to be given easier duties. Nevertheless, under the FMLA you may be able to get up to 12 weeks off without pay.

At your initial consultation, we will help you devise a plan to document discrimination or violations of the FMLA prior to you leaving your employment. If you have already been terminated or resigned because of the employer’s conduct, we will help you take the required steps to initiate a lawsuit to protect your rights. Throughout your case, we will keep you informed so you are prepared throughout the process.





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