Experienced Upstate New York FMLA Claim Lawyers
If you work for an employer with more than 50 employees, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects your right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for certain specified reasons and to return to your old job with no negative consequences.
At the law firm of Donohue, Sabo, Varley & Huttner, our Albany Family and Medical Leave Act lawyers help clients throughout Upstate New York pursue legal remedies when they have been denied leave, denied their old jobs back or otherwise denied their rights under the FMLA.
Ensuring That Your Employer Complies With the Law
Under the FMLA, employers of employees who are eligible for FMLA leave are required to grant leave requests and rehire employees who return from leave with the same employment terms — including employee benefits — as before. The following are the major types of FMLA leave:
- Maternity and paternity leave: Parents — both women and men — are entitled to FMLA leave while they are caring for their newborn or newly adopted children.
- Medical leave: If you are unable to perform the functions of your job due to a serious medical condition — which can include pregnancy — you are entitled to FMLA leave.
- Family leave: If your spouse, child or parent has a serious medical condition or an exigency arising from active military service, you may be entitled to FMLA leave.
Many employers are very reluctant to grant FMLA leave and try to avoid doing so. Our attorneys have the experience and understanding of the law to take the appropriate steps — including legal action if necessary — to ensure that your employer complies with the FMLA.
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If you have been denied leave, retaliated against for taking leave, denied rehiring after leave, or subjected to pregnancy discrimination, don't hesitate to call us at 888-698-7967 or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation. You will pay no fees unless we help you recover damages.