You Need Family And Medical Leave — We’ll Help You Get It
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to provide benefits to employees who need to take time off for serious family medical issues. These can include:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Placement of a foster child
- Caring for a seriously ill family member
To be eligible for FMLA leave, employees must meet certain criteria. They have to be employed by a covered employer or a work site within 75 miles of where the employer employs at least 50 people. Employees must have worked at least 12 months in their current job and a minimum of 1,250 hours during the 12-month period before the start of FMLA leave.
Unfortunately, employers sometimes try to deny their employees’ right to take FMLA for pregnancy or other health conditions. Some unscrupulous bosses will try to drop benefits during leave or will try to fire a worker for taking time off. These are violations of the FMLA.
If you need to take a leave and your employer is not meeting its obligations, contact The Law Offices of Cindy A. Garcia in Texas today. Attorney Cindy Garcia will fight to get your employer to comply with its obligations. She will also help you obtain the time off that you need and ensure that your job is ready for you when you return.
Did Your Employer Violate Your FMLA Rights? Contact Us.
The Family and Medical Leave Act can seem complex, but an employment lawyer can help you make sense of it. We can also help you determine if your boss violated your rights, and we can help you get the leave of absence that you need.