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FMLA Violations Attorney in Mill Creek

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When it comes to your health, the only thing that you should have to worry about is getting better. Sometimes, however, employers harass employees into returning to work before they have had time to heal and recover. If your employer is in violation of the Federal Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, Sapphire Legal, PLLC can help you.

Our Mill Creek employment law attorney will listen to your case and provide personal representation. Call (425) 324-3586 to schedule an initial consultation.

What Are My Rights Under the FMLA?

The Federal Medical Leave Act grants eligible employees unpaid leave from work when they are in need of medical attention or when a family member is in need of medical assistance. Passed in 1993, the FMLA was created to help individuals balance their work and family responsibilities. The FMLA applies to employees in both the public and private sectors, in companies with more than 50 employees.

The FMLA gives employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the following circumstances:

  • The birth of a child and to care for the newborn (one year from birth)
  • To help with the placement of a child for adoption or foster care
  • To care for the medical needs of an immediate family member with a serious health condition
  • To allow the employee to recover from a serious medical condition

    Employer Retaliation

    If you are experiencing retaliation from your employer for exercising the rights given to you through the FMLA, Sapphire Legal, PLLC is here to help. The most common method that an employer may use to retaliate against you is to demote you to another position, citing your medical condition as supportive evidence for the decision. The FMLA clearly states that an employee returning from leave must be given the same position or an equivalent.

    If your employer is in violation of the FMLA, contact us online or call (425) 324-3586.

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