Protecting Your Right To Take Care Of Yourself And Your Family
There are times in life when you need to take leave from work for a while to take care of medical, emotional or practical matters for yourself or your family. It happens to everyone at some points in life. Employers are required by law to allow for these times and to accommodate employees without retaliation.
At Le Clerc & Le Clerc LLP, our lawyers can protect your right to leave from work. We have a thorough understanding of the laws and procedures surrounding work leave. Our attorneys will fight for your right to take care of yourself and your family.
Medical Leave Law
One of the most important laws in the area of taking leave is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Signed into law in 1993, the FMLA protects the right of employees to take leave from work to take care of themselves and their families in certain circumstances to take care of themselves of their families.
- Birth of a new child and caring for child
- Taking care of a seriously ill spouse or child
- Recovery from a serious illness
- Military deployment of employee or employee’s family member
- Serious injury of servicemember in the employee’s family
The law ensures that employees can take leave during these times. Although there is no legal guarantee of pay for these times of leave, the law demands that employees’ jobs are secure and available to them after returning from leave and that employers do not retaliate against employees for using this time.
We protect our clients’ right to take leaves of absence for disability issues, including postpartum disabilities. You also have the right to take leave for the medical care of a spouse or child if the situation is serious.
Whatever situation is causing you to need leave from work, our lawyers can help make sure your rights are protected.