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Protecting Your Rights in the Workplace

FMLA Discrimination Lawyers

New York FMLA Discrimination Lawyers

Have you experienced FMLA discrimination at the workplace?  You should not need to worry about taking time off from work for a family or medical issue. Federal law protects the rights eligible employees to take unpaid leave in these situations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  If you have been denied FMLA for a family or medical reason, or are being retaliated against for requesting or taking leave, call our FMLA Attorneys at White & Hilferty.

FMLA also provides job-protection, meaning that employers are prohibited from terminating or retaliating against an employee for taking or requesting FMLA. Learn more about what happens when an employee does not return to work after FMLA leave.

Qualifying Employees Under FMLA

FMLA offers employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in any 12-month period.  Eligible events for FMLA include birth of a child or adoption of a newborn, a serious health condition, caring for a close family member with a serious health condition, or to care for military service member next of kin.

To be covered by FMLA, employers must have 50 or more employees within 75 miles of the place of employment.   In addition, the employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months.  Although smaller employers or new companies, and part-time employees are not covered under FMLA, New York state provides Paid Family Leave for to cover most employees.

Experienced FMLA Attorneys

The best thing you can do is speak to an employment attorney to learn how we can protect your your family and medical leave rights.  Speak with an employment attorney at White & Hilferty to learn your employment rights during the pandemic.    Call 24/7  646-698-8990 or Contact Us online to schedule your free consultation.