Family Medical Leave Discrimination Lawyer
Serving Minneapolis / St. Paul and Surrounding Areas
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires that employees of certain types of employers are allowed to take up to 12 work weeks of unpaid leave a year without losing their jobs. FMLA also requires that group health benefits are maintained during the leave. If you work for a government agency or public school, you are protected under the law. Also, if you work for a non-government employer, but that employer has 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius, you are also covered so long as you’ve worked for that employer for at least one year.
If you are covered under FMLA, your employer must grant you up to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a one-year period for the following reasons:
- The birth of a child, including time to care for the newborn;
- The adoption of a child or placement in foster care;
- To care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition such as a spouse, child, or parent;
- When you are unable to work due to a serious health condition.
It is illegal under the FMLA for any employer to interfere with or deny these rights. It is also illegal for an employer to fire or discriminate against you in any way for taking advantage of your rights under FMLA.
If your employer has unfairly treated you, discriminated against you, retaliated against you, or fired you based on your need to take the family or medical leave that you are entitled under FMLA, you need an experienced employment attorney on your side. Protect your rights and contact the Joseph A. Larson Law Firm PLLC for a consultation today.
To schedule a free analysis of your claim, call 612-206-3704.