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FMLA Attorney Chicago

The Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of time off for eligible employees. When employers deny your rights under this law or discriminate against you as a result of taking leave, The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline takes the legal actions needed to protect you. You can count on our FMLA attorney in Chicago to defend your rights while holding your employer accountable. 

Our FMLA Attorney Chicago Protects Your Rights Under Federal Law

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for employees to take time off for certain family or medical reasons, as long as they meet eligibility requirements.. An eligible employee is one who has been with a covered employer for 12 months, working at least 1,250 hours during the one-year period prior to the leave. 

At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, our FMLA attorney Chicago protects your rights under this law, which includes 12 workweeks of unpaid leave for the following reasons:  

  • The birth of a child and to care for a newborn;
  • To adopt a child and care for them (within the first year);
  • To care for your spouse, child, or a parent with a serious health condition;
  • To care for yourself when health conditions prevent you from performing essential tasks on your job;
  • For qualifying situations involving your spouse, son, daughter, or a parent who is a military member on active duty. 

In regards to family members who are service members, you may also be entitled to 26 weeks of leave over a one-year period to care for them in the event of a serious illness or injury. 

Denied FMLA Benefits?

Prior to approving your benefits, an employer may require you to provide 30 days advance notice if possible and medical certification for any injuries or illnesses that are the cause of the leave. During your time off, requirements your employer must meet include: 

  • Maintain enrollment in group health care;
  • Provide access to other employee benefits;
  • Reinstate you to your prior job or a similar position on your return;
  • Maintain the same level of pay. 

If your employer denies your request for time off or otherwise discriminates, fires, or retaliates against you, reach out to the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline. Our FMLA attorney in Chicago can guide you in filing a complaint through the Department of Labor (DOL) and in seeking compensation for lost wages and other damages through an FMLA lawsuit.

Contact Our FMLA Attorney Chicago Today

If you have been denied family leave, get the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline. We can take the legal actions needed to protect your rights regarding your job, pay, and benefits. Give us a call or contact our FMLA attorney Chicago online and request a consultation today. 

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