It may not always be convenient, especially for employers, but under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), companies with 50 or more employees are required to provide unpaid leave to employees seeking time off to care for themselves or their family. For help making sense of your rights and responsibilities under FMLA, it is in your best interests to speak to an experienced employment lawyer.
At Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, in Charlotte, we have extensive experience with the FMLA. We know what it takes to achieve results for our clients.
The rules are simple. If you need to leave your job to take care of yourself or a family member, employers are required to provide you with unpaid leave and reserve your position or a comparable position until your return. Employers are not allowed to create a hostile environment to discourage you from taking leave or retaliate against you for taking leave.
For employers, we provide sound legal counsel, helping them stay in compliance with the rules and regulations of FMLA. It is important to make sure you are addressing the rights of your employees as you balance their needs with those of your business.
If you are an employee, you can trust us to protect your rights when taking leave under the FMLA, whether it’s related to pregnancy, maternity or paternity leave, to care for a family member, or for your own medical leave without fearing discrimination or wrongful termination as a result.
If you are unsure of your rights under the FMLA, contact us today to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.