Employees who need to take leave from work to care for themselves or a family member may be protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a powerful federal law. At the Indianapolis, Indiana, Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, we can help you assert your rights under the FMLA so that you and your family are protected.
Under the FMLA, qualified employees may take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for their own medical needs or those of certain family members, such as a parent, child or spouse. Reasons for the leave may include ongoing health issues like pregnancy, surgery, doctor’s appointments or emergency medical events. Employers often ignore their obligations with respect to the FMLA by failing to notify employees of the availability of FMLA leave or their rights. Many people, including employers, are unaware that the 12 weeks may be taken intermittently in increments of minutes, days, or weeks as opposed to all at once, so the time off can also help people suffering from ongoing serious health conditions, like cancer, migraines or asthma. At The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, we can help you protect these rights so that you have the time to care for yourself or your family members.
Does the FMLA Apply to My Employer?
The FMLA applies to companies with 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius of your job site, so rapidly growing and changing companies are often not familiar with how federal law affects them and their employees. In fact, many employers do not know that they are breaking the law when they discipline employees for missing work or otherwise interfere with an employee’s taking of leave that should be covered by the FMLA.
Federal law protects your right to miss work for a variety of medical reasons. If you have been fired, denied time off, or wrongly disciplined, you may be able to take legal action. At The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, we can help employees bring FMLA claims against their employers. We make sure that your rights are protected. Contact us at 317-743-0614. If we accept your case, you will not be charged a retainer and there will be no attorney fee unless we recover money on your behalf.