Salt Lake City Family & Medical Leave Act Attorney
You Have Rights Under the FMLA
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law requiring most employers to allow employees to take unpaid medical leave for themselves or to care for family members. If your employer is covered by the FMLA and you were not allowed to take a qualified medical leave, or suffered discrimination because you took a leave, an employment law attorney can protect your rights.
The attorneys at Stavros Law, P.C., have extensive experience with FMLA cases in Utah. Employers are not allowed to engage in retaliation or take disciplinary actions against employees who participate in employee rights programs, including the FMLA. We hold employers accountable for their actions when they discriminate or retaliate against employees. To schedule a free consultation, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
The Protections Afforded by the FMLA
The FMLA covers public and private sector employers with 50 or more employees. To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must have worked for at least 1,250 hours in the 12 months preceding the leave. The FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period for qualifying family and medical reasons such as:
- Medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition, including pregnancy or disability
- The birth and care of a newborn child
- The adoption or foster care of a child
- To care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition
- Qualifying situations caused by the employee's spouse, child or parent being on active duty, or called to active duty in the National Guard or Reserves
When employees return from FMLA leave, the law requires that they be given their original job or an equivalent job with equivalent pay, benefits, and other terms and conditions. Federal and state laws prohibit employer retaliation against public and private sector employees who take FMLA leave. If you were fired, demoted or suffered employment discrimination after taking a leave, speak with an attorney today.
Salt Lake City Family and Medical Leave Act Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call our office at 801-428-0719.
Written by the Office of Stavros Law, P.C.