The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees the right to take up to 12 weeks unpaid leave for their own medical care, to care for a family member, or after the arrival of a new child. An employee taking leave cannot be discriminated against in terms of promotion, nor can an employee be demoted or fired for taking leave. Nevertheless, many employers deny their employees their rights, either by disciplining them unfairly, demoting them or firing them.
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., is a law firm that has over 60 years' combined experience and is focused exclusively on representing employees in discrimination and medical leave cases. We stand ready to protect your rights and help you obtain the full remedies available to you, including back pay, benefits, and other losses suffered as the result of your employer's violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act. We represent clients in the Washington, D.C., area, across the U.S. and around the world.
To be eligible for unpaid medical leave, you must have been employed for at least one year, have worked 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately prior to your leave, and your employer must have at least 50 employees.
Provided that these conditions are met, you can take medical leave for:
The leave does not have to be continuous. For example, you can take periodic leave to visit a doctor, physical therapist, mental health counselor or other medical professional. If you have been denied your rights, call Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., at 202-463-6036. An attorney will review your situation and determine if we can help you.
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