Understanding Your FMLA Rights
Sometimes, uncontrollable life events can pull you away from your job responsibilities. For times when these events are related to illness, the federal government created the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA protects employees in the event of serious medical emergencies, allowing employees to take up to 12 unpaid weeks off from work to tend to a personal illness or to the long-term care of a family member. Unfortunately, the existence of such protections does not ensure that employers will abide by them. If your employer has denied your request for leave under the FMLA or you have been fired after taking your leave, come to the law offices of NachtLaw. From offices in Ann Arbor, Birmingham and Traverse City, we provide skilled representation for employees who have encountered legal problems related to the FMLA throughout Michigan and Ohio. Contact our offices today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.
Helping Employees At All Stages Of Their FMLA Matters
Our employment lawyers represent employees at all stages of their FMLA matters:
- If you have requested time off under FMLA and you have been denied, we can help you negotiate with your employer regarding medical leave issues. Too often, employees who need to take medical leave attempt to continue working through illness — ultimately leading to poor job performance. Make sure that you are able to take the leave you need. Come to our offices.
- If you have been fired after requesting FMLA leave, we can effectively represent you. The government requires that employers provide FMLA leave to eligible employees and prevents employers from retaliating against employees who use this program.
- If your employer has forced you to change shifts or otherwise limited your responsibilities after you requested FMLA leave, you may have legal recourse. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees who have taken FMLA leave.