When employers violate employees' FMLA rights

On behalf of James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C. posted in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Last week on the blog we discussed how your insurance coverage can be protected when taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. This can be a real lifesaver for many, and at least provide peace of mind to others. Yet, just because the law provides certain protections does not mean that employers will adhere to them.

For example, in some instances, an employer may retaliate against an employee who takes maternity leave. The employer may fire the employee, or the employer may pass over the employee for promotion simply because the woman took maternity leave. This is against the law. So if you have been subjected to some sort of retaliation for acting upon your legal rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, then you may want to take legal action.

Experienced employment law firms, like the one at James L Arruebarrena LLC, stand ready to help workers whose rights under the FMLA have been violated. We work hard to ensure our clients are protected and that their losses are compensated. This means being diligent and aggressive to show that the employer acted inappropriately as well as carefully illustrating your financial losses.

Though the law may seem pretty clear, it is actually riddled with complications. Some employers may be exempt from the law, certain notice must be given, and certain eligibility requirements must be met. Our firm knows how to handle those matters as they apply to claims for compensation. Armed with strong negotiating and litigation skills, diligent research, and a passion to help our clients, our firm steps into the legal arena, side-by-side with its clients, ready to fight for what is just.