Family Medical Leave Act
Under the FMLA, companies with 50 or more employees are required to grant unpaid medical leave to qualified workers seeking time off to care for themselves or a qualifying member of their immediate family. You may take time off for the following reasons:
- The birth and care of a newborn child of the employee;
- To care for an immediate family member (child, spouse, or parent) with a serious health condition; and
- To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a health condition.
Your employer must reserve the same or comparable job for you when you return to work and you cannot suffer a hostile work environment or retaliation for exercising your rights.
Our labor law attorneys can help you determine what your rights are with respect to your facts. Our firm’s employment attorneys can help you protect your rights. If you believe you were denied FMLA rights or have any other question, contact us today or call (305) 448-9292.