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What would you do if you or a family member had a medical condition that required you or them to be out of work for an extended period of time only to be retaliated against? Let our Pennsylvania FMLA Lawyers fight for you!
Under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), you or your family member may be entitled to 12 weeks of time off.
Learn more below about FMLA and what you or your family should do if it needs to be used.
The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protection and unpaid leave (up to 12 weeks) for qualified medical and family reasons.
The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 applies to
The covered employers that the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 applies to should provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for the following reasons
Our Pennsylvania and West Virginia FMLA Attorneys can help you better understand your rights to medical leave. If you, your spouse, child or parent has a serious health condition and your employer is FMLA covered, you may take FMLA leave.
Common health conditions that qualify for Family Medical Leave are:
The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 can give you or your family member the ability to leave for a specified reason related to certain military deployments.
The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 gives you the ability to leave for the birth of your child, to bond with a newborn or for a child being placed in foster care. Men and women have the same rights under the FMLA.
Our Pennsylvania FMLA Lawyers know the law and can help you navigate the difficult leave issues facing employees. For example, you need to contact your supervisor or human resource representative and discuss what you need as far as time off. Time off can be for a specific period of time such as three weeks for a surgery for instance, or intermittent, where you use time as needed in as little as fifteen minute increments. However, you must certify with a doctor and the employer must give you those certification papers if you are eligible and do so, within a few days of your request. Remember, you have to have a serious health condition or a member of your family has a serious health condition. Some family members may not qualify as immediate family.
“Often times, we get calls saying, “I have a condition, and my employer is not helping me,” explains Jeremy Donham. They ask me, “What should I do?”
The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 applies to employees that have worked 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months. Also, the employer must have at least 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of the company for an employee to qualify.
When an employee returns to work, they must be reinstated in the same position or a position that is equal in pay, benefits and responsibilities or the employee may have a retaliation claim entitling them to damages.
Do you believe that your rights under the FMLA Act have been violated? Please give us a call at (717) 881-7855, or click here to fill out our contact form.
Our staff will be happy to contact you and discuss your options.