Alan Lescht and Associates successfully represents federal government employees in Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides job protections to employees who need to take leave for medical reasons. Employees usually become eligible for FMLA leave after one year of employment. Employees may use FMLA leave for their own illness, to care for a sick family member, or for the birth or adoption of a child.
Federal government employees are protected by the FMLA. You will become eligible for FMLA leave if you have worked for the government for at least 12 months and if you worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period.
Employees may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons. This means that your employer can’t fire you while you are on FMLA leave. The FMLA also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for taking or requesting leave. Employees who need more than 12 weeks of leave for medical reasons may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Rehabilitation Act.
If you are unsure if you are eligible for FMLA, or if your employer violated your FMLA rights, we can help. We can determine if you have a claim under the FMLA, explain your rights, and give you legal advice. Alan Lescht and Associates represents federal government employees around the world in the following FMLA matters:
Send us an email or call us at (202) 463-6036 to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to federal government employees around the world.