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Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims & Disputes

Were you wrongfully terminated or discriminated against because you took a leave of absence from work for medical reasons or to care for a new baby or family member? LawrenceQueen represents employees across the greater Richmond region who have been subject to mistreatment at the workplace in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Our Richmond FMLA attorneys are here to assert your rights and help you take legal action.

If your employer committed an FMLA violation, you may be able to recover any financial losses you experienced. You may also be entitled to compensation for emotional injuries or other losses, depending on the situation. When you contact our firm to arrange a confidential consultation, we can talk to you about what occurred, what options you have, and what compensation you may be entitled to receive.

To get started, give us a call at (804) 409-8689. We are compassionate, experienced, and ready to help.

FMLA Compliance

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave, with their group health benefits maintained during that time. The FMLA applies to companies with 50 or more employees, all private agencies, and all public and private elementary schools and secondary schools in the U.S.

The following types of leave are covered by the FMLA:

  • Serious health conditions affecting the employee or an immediate family member;
  • The birth and care of a child; and
  • The adoption or fostering of a child.

An employee may be eligible for FMLA leave if he or she has worked for the company for at least 12 months and has accrued at least 1,250 hours of work during that time.

Your FMLA Rights

Under the FMLA, you have the right to an unpaid, job-protected leave of absence for up to 12 weeks. What does this mean? This means that, when you are ready to return to work, your employer must return you to your original position or an equivalent post, with the same benefits, pay, and seniority. Your employer cannot fire you for taking qualifying FMLA leave, nor can your employer take any other retaliatory actions against you (demotion, decrease in pay, etc.)

Find out if you are covered by the FMLA and what to do if your rights have been violated. Call a Richmond FMLA lawyer at (804) 409-8689 today.

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