Family Medical Leave Act
Defending The Rights Of Central Florida Employees Who Have Been Victims Of FMLA Violations
The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) entitles eligible employees to take unpaid leave when a family member has a serious health condition. The Act also provides for the continuation of coverage under group health insurance and under the same terms and conditions the employee had before taking the unpaid leave.
Many workers find themselves in need of long-term time off from work for health reasons. A prime example can be in the case of pregnancy. Being pregnant and having to work at the same time or lose your job can be a difficult choice for many families. The good news is that Federal Law provides for extended time off from your job for pregnancy, for having a serious health condition, or the need to take care of a family member with a serious health condition. A serious health condition generally describes an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical facility; or continuing treatment by a health care provider.
The Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave from work in any 12-month period for treatment of pregnancy, for having a serious health condition, or the need to take case of a family member with a serious health condition. The FMLA also protects employees who take FMLA leave from retaliation for doing so.
Who Is Eligible For FMLA?
The term “eligible employee” means an employee who has been employed by an employer with more than 50 employees.--
(i) for at least 12 months by the employer; and
(ii) ;for at least 1,250 hours of service with such employer during the previous 12-month period.
The Orlando employment law attorneys at LaBar Adams in Central Florida have helped numerous individuals recover monetary damages for violation of the FMLA. Such damages have included wages, salary, employment benefits, other compensation denied, and actual monetary loss sustained as a direct result of the employer’s FMLA violation. Through helping these individuals the Orlando FMLA violation lawyers at LaBar Adams have been directly confronted with the worst that employees must endure from their employers.
Experienced Orlando FMLA Violation Claims Attorney
If you are a Central Florida employee and you believe that your FMLA rights have been violated, please contact the Central Florida Family Medical Leave Act attorneys at LaBar Adams in Orlando for a consultation. We are available 24/7 at 866-680-4LAW. You may also fill out the online form located at the top of this page and we will contact you shortly. Your privacy is very important to us. Your information will be kept confidential.