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Alan Lescht and Associates successfully represents state and local government employees in FMLA cases in Washington, DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides job protections to certain employees who need to take leave for medical reasons. Eligible employees may use FMLA leave for their own illness, to care for a loved one who is sick, or for the birth or adoption of a child.
The FMLA covers only certain employers, including state and local government employers with more than 50 employees. You may be eligible for FMLA leave if you have worked for your employer for at least 12 months and if you worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period.
Eligible 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.
Many states have their own laws that provide additional protections to employees who need to take medical leave.
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 about how to seek justice. Alan Lescht and Associates represents private sector employees in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia in the following 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 state and local government employees in Washington, DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.