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Birmingham Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Attorneys – Call (205) 980-1445

Assistance with Alabama Family Medical Leave Act Claims

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take time off for illness, to take care of sick family members, and to attend to other medical needs, including disabilities. In addition, employees who have exercised their rights under FMLA experience retaliation by their employers through termination or other adverse actions. If your FMLA benefits have been denied or your employer has retaliated against you after exercising your FMLA rights, it is very important that you speak with an Alabama Employment Law attorney about your options. Please call Harwell Law Firm LLC at (205) 980-1445 or on line if you have a question about the FMLA or any other employment laws.

Understanding Your Family Medical Leave Rights as an Employee

Under the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers with more than 50 employees are required to grant employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for the following purposes:

  • Illness
  • Pregnancy complications
  • To care for a newborn baby
  • To place a child for adoption or foster care
  • To take care of an ill spouse, child, or parent

In addition to being able to take a leave of absence for these purposes, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) also protects an employee from being retaliated against. All too often, an employer will retaliate against an employee by taking an adverse employment action against an employee who has exercised his or her rights under the FMLA. Upon returning from an extended absence, an employee may feel as though he or she is being treated unfairly. The employee may also be forced to perform a new job, face demotion or termination, or the termination of certain benefits.

Alabama Family Medical Leave Act Lawyer

If your FMLA benefits have been denied or you have experienced any retaliatory action by your employer after returning to work, you should speak to an Alabama Employment Attorney immediately.  Harwell Law Firm LLC  can help you determine whether you have a discrimination or wrongful discharge claim against your employer, and if so, help you take the appropriate legal action.

Contact an Alabama Family Medical Leave Act attorney today.