Medical Leave and FMLA
Our attorneys can demand the time off you deserve
Many people often need to take an extended leave of absence from work for many different reasons. Employees often need to take this time off due to the birth of a child, the medical needs of a family member or other serious medical issues.
Fortunately, state and federal laws exist which allow workers to take an unpaid medical leave from work without fear of losing their job, health care coverage or other benefits. Unfortunately, some companies don’t follow these laws. When that happens, it’s our job to fight for the rights of workers in Ohio.
Our knowledgeable employment law attorneys at Gibson Law, LLC can help you every step of the way. We know what to do based on years of experience handling such complex legal cases throughout Ohio. As a result, you can turn to us if your rights have been violated in connection with a medical leave-related issue.
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?
Created in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law which gives people the right to take up to 12 weeks off unpaid from work during a 12-month period for certain family medical reasons. Such reasons include:
- Caring for a newborn child.
- Caring for a seriously ill family member.
- Personally recovering from a serious illness.
The FMLA might seem straightforward. However, some employers do not understand the law or intentionally refuse to grant time off to employees who are legally entitled to take such time off. That’s why it’s important to talk to a lawyer familiar with the FMLA and other state and federal rules and regulations that apply to workers in Ohio.
Cases we handle at our firm
Our law firm handles a wide range of legal cases involving medical leave-related issues and FMLA cases. You can learn more about such cases and some of the legal issues often associated with them on the pages listed below:
We also strongly encourage you to talk to an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options. That’s because each medical leave case often presents its own unique challenges. The sooner we can learn more about the issues facing you or your family, the better.
What problems do people often encounter?
There are many legal issues or problems that often come up before, during or after someone takes a legally permissible medical leave from work. Such issues may include:
- Your employer refuses to grant you time off from work for a medical leave or the birth of a child.
- Your employer gives you a negative review or punishes you for taking time off for medical reasons.
- Your employer fires you or threatens to fire you for taking a medical leave.
- You are demoted at work for taking a medical leave.
- You are denied a promotion at work due to taking a medical leave.
Strict laws exist to protect workers like yourself who simply want to exercise their rights and take time off from work for medical reasons. You should not have to live in fear of your employer or worry about losing your job. We can help you build a strong legal case and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Why you should choose our law firm
Experience and expertise matter when it comes to choosing the right law firm to represent you. That’s why many people choose us to represent them if they have a legal issue involving taking time off for a medical leave from work.
Our employment lawyers have a distinct perspective when it comes to medical leave cases. Attorneys Bradley L. Gibson and Angela J. Gibson previously represented employers in a wide range of employment law cases. As a result, we know how businesses and their attorneys think. We know what strategies work. Now, we put our knowledge to work for workers just like you.
We also never take anything for granted. We do the work that needs to be done to find the facts to build the strongest possible legal case – whether it’s reviewing written correspondences between you and your supervisor or interviewing co-workers who witnessed what happened or who had similar experiences. We leave no stone unturned in search of the truth.
You have rights. An employment attorney can fight for them
The stakes can often be very high when it comes to medical leave cases. Your job could be on the line. Your employer may even owe you money or could end up having to pay you a substantial financial settlement to resolve your case. In such situations, many companies hire lawyers to defend their actions, rather than simply paying you or doing the right thing.
We know what’s at stake and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right. Contact us for a consultation with a member of our legal team at one of our two Ohio offices in Cincinnati or Dayton.