Ohio Lawyers For Issues Of Family And Medical Leave
Federal law protects workers. Unfortunately, many workers do not know about those protections. If you have been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace simply because you took a medical leave, you may be able to bring an action under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Talk with the attorneys at Bennett P. Allen, LLC, about your options. Contact us today.
For more than 35 years, our Cincinnati, Ohio, law firm has been representing employees in matters related to the FMLA. We strive to seek economic and social justice in every case we accept.
An Overview Of FMLA
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a labor law that protects employees from discrimination or harassment. The law protects employees from losing their jobs just because they take medical leave.
FMLA allows certain qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of time during a 12 month period. The time may be taken all at once or it may be taken over time, as needed. The leave must be taken for certain life events:
- The birth and care of your newborn baby
- To adopt a child or take care of a child in foster care
- To care for a family member with a serious health condition
- To take leave because of your serious health condition
FMLA protects you from being discharged under your employers’ attendance policy. But many employers miscalculate it, failing to take FMLA into account. Employers also fail to calculate rollover of FMLA time so that employees are told no time is available when they actually are eligible for another 12 weeks.
Many employees have questions about FMLA and pregnancy leave. We can answer those questions and resolve disputes with your employer.
Contact Bennett P. Allen, LLC
Contact Bennett P. Allen, LLC to speak with a lawyer with in-depth knowledge of Ohio benefit disputes. Call us toll free at 888-339-0443 or locally at 513-878-1799. You may also complete our online contact form.