The Ins and Outs of the Family Medical Leave Act
If you or a loved one is experiencing a major life event that may impact your ability to work, it’s important to understand whether the Family Medical Leave Act offers any protection. Contact a skilled Washington DC employment lawyer who will analyze your case and give you your options.
A Washington DC Employment Lawyer Explains the Purpose of the FMLA
The Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, was enacted in 1993 to help working families balance their employment obligations with major life events that can impact all of us. As Washington DC employment lawyer can explain, the Act allows workers for certain types of employers to take unpaid leave to deal with major life events without losing their job or benefits.
A Washington DC Employment Lawyer Explains Events That Trigger FMLA Protection
As your Washington DC employment law attorney can explain, in general, the Act provides unpaid leave to a worker experiencing:
- Birth or adoption of a child;
- Serious illness of a family member; or
- Serious illness him or herself.
As your Washington DC employment law attorney can discuss, the unpaid leave is generally limited to twelve weeks within a twelve-month period.
A Washington DC Employment Law Attorney Explains Who Is Subject to the Act
The FMLA applies to all public employers and private employers with 50 or more employees. To be eligible, the individual work must have been with the company or employer for twelve months and worked at least 1,250 hours. It’s important to have an experienced Washington DC employment lawyer review your case if you feel you were unfairly denied leave or lost your job or benefits when you attempted to take leave.
At the Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, P.C., we work with a team of consultants who have expertise in all facets of employment law issues. To schedule an appointment with an experienced Washington DC employment lawyer who knows how to put you in touch with the experts you need to aggressively pursue your case, call 202-463-6900 to set up an appointment for an initial consultation.