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Family and Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits employees at certain companies to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave for serious medical conditions. Employees may take an FMLA leave for themselves or to care for their parent, spouse, or child with a serious medical condition.

To be eligible for FMLA leave, your employer must either have 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of your worksite or be a public agency. Additionally, you must have worked for your employer for at least one year and completed at least 1,250 hours of work during that year.

Your employer can't fire you or change your job duties unfairly if you use your right to take FMLA leave, and they're not allowed to interfere with this right either. If you were fired shortly after requesting or while on FMLA leave, contact the expert attorneys at Dooely Gembala. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and protect them.

Additionally, if your employer attempts to deny or interfere with your rights under FMLA, we can help you file a civil lawsuit seeking damages for lost wages, benefits, and other costs associated with the violation of the law.

Experienced Lawyers Dedicated to Helping You Understand Your Rights

Dooley Gembala's experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights under FMLA and protect them. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of the law and can provide you with the guidance and support you need, from filing a claim against your employer to protecting your rights during and after your leave.

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Legal Action for Violations of FMLA

If your employer attempts to deny or interfere with your rights under FMLA, Dooley Gembala can help you file a civil lawsuit seeking damages for lost wages, benefits, and other costs associated with the violation of the law. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Get the Help You Need

If you have been fired shortly after requesting or while on FMLA leave, contact the expert attorneys at Dooley Gembala. Don't let your employer take advantage of you; contact us for the help you need. You can reach out to us via phone at (440) 930-4001 or visit our firm at 5455 Detroit Road in Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is not considered FMLA?

FMLA does not cover any leave taken for vacation, personal reasons, or elective medical treatment. Additionally, FMLA does not apply to employers with fewer than 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of your worksite or private employers that are not public agencies.

Can my employer refuse my FMLA?

Your employer cannot refuse your FMLA leave; however, they can deny specific requests to change the terms of your leave or extend it beyond 12 weeks. If you believe your employer is unlawfully refusing or interfering with your FMLA rights, contact Dooley Gembala for the help you need.

What should I do if I'm not sure if I'm eligible for FMLA?

If you're unsure whether or not you are eligible for FMLA leave, contact Dooley Gembala. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and determine whether or not you qualify for FMLA. We will walk you through the process and make sure that your rights are protected.

How do I get started with filing a claim?

If you believe your employer has violated your FMLA rights, contact the attorneys at Dooley Gembala. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. We can provide guidance on how to file a claim, draft and submit your legal paperwork, and represent you in court, if necessary. Contact us via phone at (440) 930-4001 or visit us in person at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.

 

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