FMLA Violations

New York FMLA Violation Lawyers

Are you concerned that taking time off due an illness impacting yourself or a loved one could affect your employment? Don’t be. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that protects your right to take time off to recover from an illness or to take care of a family member. An employer cannot refuse to let you have the time nor can they retaliate against you if you do. If you feel that your rights have been ignored, we can help.

Federal law allows certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. New York law allows for reasonable additions to the time off allotted in the federal law. For example, if you are caring for a parent who needs to move to a nursing home and you have already used up your 12 weeks, under New York law you could be granted a further two weeks.

Family and Medical Leave Act Attorneys in New York City and Long Island serving Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx

Employer retaliation for requesting time off under FMLA is illegal. Employees who suspect that they are being treated poorly without due cause may be experiencing any of the following:

  • Demotion
  • Termination
  • Bad Work Evaluation
  • Other negative consequences that occurred after a request

It’s difficult enough to handle a personal or family illness without also having to contend with stressful employer disputes. We understand your situation and are here to provide assistance to you. Our employment law attorneys will take aggressive action against employers who violate the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Contact the Law Offices of Vincent P. White

Learn more about FMLA claims and what our lawyers can do for you by contacting us for an initial consultation.