Asserting Your Rights Under The Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to protect employees who need to take time off from work to recover from a serious health condition or take care of a family member who has a serious health condition. However, many Pennsylvania employers violate the law either intentionally or unintentionally.

At the law firm of Joshua M. Bloom & Associates, P.C., in Pittsburgh, our lawyers represent people who have been denied FMLA leave or whose employers have retaliated against them for taking leave. In appropriate cases, we also represent small-business employers.

Give us a call today to arrange an initial consultation to evaluate your case and explain your options. We serve clients throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Who Is Eligible for FMLA?

The FMLA allows eligible employees to take up 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period. The leave does not have to be consecutive. For example, you can take a week here and there as needed. Your employer is required to keep your job open and cannot retaliate against you for taking leave.

As an employee, you are covered by FMLA if your employer has 50 employees within a 75-mile radius. Some employers think they are not covered by the law, because they don't have 50 employees at any one time. However, the law counts all employees your employer had in the past 12 months, even if it doesn't have that many employees at one time.

You must have worked at least 1,200 hours in the year before you took leave.

Our attorneys have the skills and experience to resolve FMLA issues for both employees and employers. The ability to handle both sides enables us to pursue forward-looking solutions that require both skill and creativity.

Lawyer Consultation

Please call our attorneys at 412-567-6650 or 866-974-0915 for a confidential consultation. We handle most FMLA violation cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you.