FMLA Violation Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio
Helping Ohio Employees Protect Their Rights Under the FMLA
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was established to protect American families when planned and unplanned medical situations require members of the family to take time off. Employees who are covered by the FMLA are entitled to leave in the following situations:
- Due to their own “serious health condition” that renders them temporarily unable to perform their job duties
- To care for a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition
- To care for a returning member of the Armed Forces under certain circumstances
- Due to a qualifying emergency as a result of a child, spouse, or parent currently serving in the Armed Forces
- Due to pregnancy, childbirth, or adoption
Determining whether a qualifying event has occurred can be a complex legal question that requires attention from an experienced lawyer. Our Cleveland Family and Medical Leave Act attorneys at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, are highly familiar with these issues.
Understanding Your Rights to Family and Medical Leave
Employees covered by the FMLA are those who have experienced one of the qualifying events, have been employed by the employer for at least one year, have worked more than 1,250 hours for the employer over the past twelve months, and who work for an employer with fifty or more employees within a seventy-five-mile radius.
If an employee is covered, the FMLA allows the employee to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave from work. The FMLA prohibits employers from interfering with the employee’s ability to take FMLA leave. It also forbids employers from firing, demoting, or otherwise retaliating against an employee because the employee has requested or taken FMLA leave.
When leave is granted by the employer, it can be taken all at once or it can be taken in smaller increments of time, known as intermittent leave. Once an employee has taken FMLA leave, employers are allowed to calculate the remaining amount of leave in several different ways. Making those calculations can be confusing for employees, who must rely on what they are told by the employer about their FMLA rights.
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The FMLA can be confusing and frustrating to navigate. The attorneys at our firm have helped many employees through the process, and we would be glad to do the same for you.
If you believe that your rights under the FMLA have been violated or that you have experienced FMLA discrimination and retaliation, we will work with you to get justice.
Contact us or request a free consultation today. We’ll meet with you to talk about your unique situation, and we’ll let you know how we can help you protect your rights.