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Fairfield County Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violation Lawyer

What Should I Do When My Employer Violates FMLA?

Sometimes family matters and work obligations collide. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that is designed to help those who need to take off work because of family responsibilities and serious health conditions. Covered employers are required to provide qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. The law also requires that upon return to work, the employee will not be penalized in regard to pay or position.

If you believe you have been unlawfully denied family medical leave, or you are being treated unfairly having returned from medical leave, The McMinn Employment Law Firm can help. Our Fairfield County employment lawyer has successfully litigated many cases pertaining to an employer’s violation of the FMLA in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven County.

For reliable legal representation, from a lawyer who is committed to good client communication throughout the entire process, contact us or call today at (203) 930-1600.

FMLA Eligibility Requirements

Not everyone qualifies for FMLA. The United States Department of Labor has clearly delineated who is eligible for FMLA leave.

The requirements for FMLA leave eligibility include:

  • You must work for an employer who has 50 or more employees or work for a public agency, elementary, or secondary school
  • You must work for an employer who is covered by FMLA
  • You must have worked for your employer for at least 12 months
  • You must have worked at least 1250 hours for your employer in the last 12 months
  • You must work for an employer who has 50 or more employees within 75 miles of your job site

If you meet the above requirements, then you are eligible for FMLA leave. You are entitled to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in any 12-month period for certain qualifying reasons including, serious health conditions, military family leave, and expanding your family.

If you are eligible for family leave, then it is illegal for an employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of your FMLA rights. An employer is also prohibited from retaliating or discriminating against any individuals who have exercised their right of FMLA leave. If your employer has violated your FMLA rights, contact our qualified attorney immediately for excellent legal representation.

At other law firms, your case may be passed around from one attorney to another. At The McMinn Employment Law Firm, your case will be in the hands of the same Fairfield County employment lawyer from start to finish. Reach out today at (203) 930-1600.


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