The Family Medical Leave Act requires employers with 50 or more employees to grant at least 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees after the birth of a child, the arrival of an adopted child, to care for a sick relative, when the employee is ill, or to deal with any necessities that may occur when a spouse, child, or parent is on active military duty.
For an employee to be entitled to these benefits, the employee must have worked for the employer for at least a year and must have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours within that year to request for leave. Additionally, the employee must provide a qualifying reason for leave.
If you are a qualified employee and your employer denied your request for leave, refused to reestablish your employment after your leave, somehow interfered with your leave request, or has resulted in retaliation for your requested leave, then it is essential to contact a FMLA lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., our team has extensive experience in filing family medical leave claims and providing representation for our clients from start to finish. We know what it takes for a successful claim and our team will work diligently with you to ensure optimal results. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront or hidden fees and you only pay if we win. Contact our team for a free consultation with a family medical leave lawyer in Los Angeles.
Types of Damages Recoverable in FMLA Cases
When it comes to dealing with the legalities of FMLA cases, they are extremely complex, which is why it is best to have an expert handle your case. There are several damages that victims may be entitled to, and our team can help recover them for you. Here is a list of the most common damages in FMLA cases in Los Angeles:
- Lost back pay
- Lost front pay
- Liquidated damages
- Emotional distress and punitive damages (which may be awarded under other laws)
Contact an Experienced FMLA Attorney in Los Angeles
At our firm, we are highly experienced in representing victims who have had their rights violated by their employers. No one deserves to have to go through such a thing, which is why it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer. Our attorney will be able to handle your case from start to finish and we will always be there for you to answer any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your case. We understand that dealing with the repercussions of an employer’s wrongdoings is not only difficult, but extremely intimidating as well. However, it is important that you protect yourself, your family, and your rights first and foremost. Contact our team today with a free consultation with a Los Angeles FMLA lawyer.