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 & Albanese.
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. FMLA also provides job-protection, meaning that employers are prohibited from terminating or retaliating against an employee for taking or requesting FMLA.
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.
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WHITE, HILFERTY & ALBANESE: EXPERIENCED FMLA VIOLATION ATTORNEYS
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for requesting time off under the FMLA. Call an FMLA Attorney to help ease the burden this causes during a time that is already difficult enough. Speak to an employment attorney who can protect your rights against employers who violate the Family and Medical Leave Act. Contact our office today at (646) 698-8990.