Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Madia Law Represents Employees Who Need The Family and Medical Leave Act
If you’ve worked for your employer for over a year, you have the right under the Family and Medical Leave Act to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to deal with medical issues for you and your family. This includes taking time for the birth and care of a child, taking time to care for your spouse or child suffering from a serious medical condition, and taking time to get the medical treatment you need for your own medical condition. Employers may not interfere with your right to take medical leave or retaliate against you for exercising that right. We represent employees who have had their federal rights violated by some of the largest and most powerful employers in the country.
“John” worked as a report analyst at one of the largest corporations in the country. John was an exemplary employee who received top notch performance evaluations from his employer. In light of his outstanding performance, John was even promoted to a management position. However, just one month after his promotion, John developed symptoms of serious and chronic depression, such as loss of appetite, problems with sleep, low energy, social withdrawal, impaired concentration, and feelings of hopelessness. John’s doctor told him that he needed to take some time off work – immediately. John checked with his boss, who told him to take a couple weeks off.
When John returned from his medical leave, his boss called him into a meeting and told him that he was fired for having missed a deadline while he was on leave.
Madia Law currently represents John and the case is in litigation. Madia Law is seeking back pay, reinstatement, and other damages for John.
You are Entitled to Your Lost Wages and Damages
If your employer violated your FMLA rights, you may be entitled to lost wages and benefits, actual monetary losses, liquidated damages up to double your actual damages, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Wisconsin and Minnesota Family and Medical Leave Act Lawyers
You must act quickly when it comes to filing claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act. There are tough statutes of limitation that will bar you from filing your claim if you wait too long. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.