The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires many employers in California and throughout the U.S. to allow workers to take certain amounts of unpaid time off for certain covered reasons. Unfortunately, some employers commit FMLA violations.
Employees may take legal action in these circumstances. If you suspect this is an option available to you, review your case with a Glendale FMLA violations attorney at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian for more information about your rights.
The FMLA doesn’t apply to all employers. It applies if an employer:
If an employer is a private sector company, the FMLA also applies to joint employers (A joint employer situation is where two or more entities are considered the employer, e.g., a staffing agency and its client, the hiring entity. The FMLA also applies to successor companies, such as where a new company purchased the old company’s employer.
Under the FMLA, employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected time off in a 12-month period for reasons such as:
Workers may also be eligible to take up to 26 work weeks of time off in 12 months to assist in caring for a covered service member afflicted by a major injury or serious illness. A service member includes both current members of the Armed Forces, and Veterans who were active within the five years preceding their medical treatment. A worker is eligible for this time off if the service member is a parent, child, spouse, or next of kin.
How an employer may commit an FMLA violation comes in many potential forms. Often, they fall into one of these two categories:
Review your case with a legal professional who has experience representing clients like yourself if you’re not sure whether the nature of an employer’s actions represents a violation of the FMLA. The experts at our Glendale FMLA violations law firm will answer any questions you may have about this topic.
You have legal options when an employer violates the FMLA. Learn more about those options by discussing your case with a Glendale FMLA violations attorney at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian. We’re prepared to help you ensure justice is properly served. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 818-839-5969.