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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.