Northeast Ohio FMLA Retaliation Lawyer
There are times in your life when it is necessary to take leave from work (when you or your family is suffering from a serious health condition), and fortunately, the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides certain employees the right to take leave. Unfortunately, employers don't always see eye to eye with FMLA protocol, and take retaliatory measures toward employees on FMLA leave. If your employer has retaliated against you while on FMLA leave, or violated your FMLA rights in some other way, contact the experienced FMLA Attorneys at Triscaro & Associates.
FMLA cases can be very complicated and challenging. The law regarding FMLA is nuanced and intricate. Trust your FMLA claim to attorneys that have experience litigating cases involving the Family and Medical Leave Act.
FMLA guarantees qualified employees up to 12-weeks of unpaid leave during any 1-year period for any of the following reasons:
- For the birth and care of a newborn child of the employee
- For placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
- To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition
- To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition
If you have taken FMLA for one of the foregoing reasons, and are now subject to termination, or some other form of retaliation, you need lawyers that you can trust to protect and fight for your rights. Please contact our experienced FMLA lawyers as soon as you think you might have claim, as your employer will make efforts to take steps to immunize itself from such claims.
Do I have a valid FMLA claim?
If you contact our law firm, we will immediately investigate your situation to determine whether you have a valid FMLA claim. A solid FMLA case begins with showing that you are an FMLA eligible employee, that you properly requested leave, and that you have been the victim of termination, or some other form of retaliatory conduct by your employer.
FMLA eligibility is determined if you meet the following criteria:
- Your employer has 50 or more employees
- You have worked there for at least 1-year
- You have worked at least 1,250 hours during the most recent 12-month period
If the following criteria are met, you should be entitled to FMLA leave; however, many employers retaliate against those who take FMLA leave, which is unlawful.
Examples of retaliation include the following:
- Pay cut
- Denial of a promotion or pay raise
- Creation of a hostile work environment
- Imposition of unwarranted disciplinary sanctions
Our Cleveland FMLA lawyers will fight to maintain your rights. If you think you have been a victim of retaliation for taking FMLA leave, contact our experienced lawyers today for a free initial consultation.
You may contact us by dialing 440-248-8811;
or by filling out the Free Case Evaluation form to the right.
An experienced FMLA attorney will immediate respond to your inquiry at no cost or risk to you.