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Family Medical Leave

Prior to 1993, persons that had to take off work because of injury or illness, for themselves or a child or husband, had no legal recourse if they were terminated.  As a result Congress passed the Family & Medical Leave Act, which allows one to take off work up to twelve (12) weeks for their own serious illness or injury, or because of such an injury or illness to certain family members (i.e. child, husband, parent).  This time can be taken all at once or intermittently, (as dictated by the doctor’s requirements).  Thus, if one is out of work for less than twelve (12) weeks then that person’s employer cannot terminate or replace the person during this time period.  (Note: Employers with less that 50 employees within the 75 mile radius where the person is employed are exempt from these laws).

If you were terminated or forced to take a different position at work after taking protected medical leave please fill out and send the discrimination e-mail form. If you are a company that has been wrongfully accused of committing an FMLA violation, please fill out and send our other email contact form.   We would be happy to review your matter, and contact you about your potential options.  PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, as this may prevent you from being able to assert your legal rights.



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