Washington Family Medical Leave Act Claims Attorney
Assistance with Family Medical Leave Act Claims
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take time off for illness, to take care of sick family members, and to attend to other medical needs, including disabilities. Often, employees who have exercised their rights under FMLA experience retaliation by their employers through termination or other adverse actions. If your FMLA benefits have been denied, or if your employer has retaliated against you after exercising your FMLA rights, it is very important that you speak with a Washington employment law attorney about your options.
Understanding Your Rights as an Employee
Under the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers with more than 50 employees are required to grant employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for the following purposes:
- Pregnancy complications
- To care for a newborn baby
- To place a child for adoption or foster care
- To take care of an ill spouse, child, or parent
In addition to being able to take a leave of absence for these purposes, FMLA rights also protect an employees' job from retaliatory actions. Often, an employer will retaliate against or take some sort of adverse action against an employee who has exercised his or her rights under the FMLA. Upon returning from an extended absence, an employee may feel as though he or she is bein g treated unfairly. The employee may also be forced to perform a new job, face demotion or termination, or the termination of certain benefits.
Family Medical Leave Act Claims Lawyer Serving Washington
If your FMLA benefits have been denied, or if you have experienced any retaliatory action by your employer after returning to work, you should speak to one of our attorneys immediately. At HKM Employment Attorneys, we can determine whether you have a discrimination or wrongful discharge claim against your employer, and if so, help you take the appropriate legal action. Your future, your finances and your family is too important to let adverse or retaliatory actions jeopardize your future.
Contact a Washington Family Medical Leave Act claims attorney today.