Upholding Your Right to FMLA Protection
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that provides employees with protected job leave when they have a serious health condition. It can also protect employees who need time to assist a close family member who becomes sick. Mr. Atkerson has recovered substantial settlements for clients who faced discrimination in this area.View transcript
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law which provides employees with protected job leave when they have a serious health condition or are otherwise assisting a close family member with a health condition. But the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to certain employers, to an employee who has worked at least 1,250 hours within the past 12 months, and to an employee who works at a worksite that has 50 employees within a 75-mile radius. I have litigated many cases under the Family and Medical Leave Act. For example, I had one case where an employee was subject to termination after applying for Family and Medical Leave Act to care for her disabled father, who was living out-of-state, and she was thereafter subject to termination. In doing so, I've litigated issues and been able to recover substantial monies for clients as a result of being discriminated against under the Family and Medical Leave Act or their rights interfered with in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act. It's important for both the employee and employer to communicate with each other regarding the employee's health care needs and how to best address those.