Often, when one needs to take leave from work, it is because he or she faces some urgent situation or health problems. Understanding the types of leaves and employee protections that are available, and navigating the process for taking those, can be often be difficult, complicated, and confusing. As FMLA attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, we can help guide you through those processes.
One of the most well-known protections available to employees is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Family and Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family and medical responsibilities. These reasons can include, but are not limited to:
An employee may be eligible to take FMLA if he or she works for an employer who has over 50 employees in a 75-mile radius, that employee has worked over 1250 hours within the last 12 months for that employer, and that employee has a qualifying reason to take FMLA.
Even though employers are prohibited from interfering or preventing employees from taking FMLA, whether intentionally or accidentally, violations may still happen. While FMLA violations may take many different forms, the two claims that may be pursued under the FMLA involve the following:
Should you believe a violation occurred, our FMLA lawyers in Columbus, Ohio can assist you your employment claims.
While employers often comply with FMLA requirements, some unfortunately do not. If you believe any of the following violations have occurred, you should speak to a Columbus FMLA lawyer to discuss your potential claims:
As FMLA lawyers in Columbus Ohio, we are committed to helping ensure that none of your rights have been violated and that you are taking the appropriate steps to protect your rights. Should you wish to discuss your potential FMLA claims, please call us at (614) 221-4035 to discuss your rights with a trusted Columbus FMLA attorney.