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.
FMLA Termination Results in $200,000 Settlement.
“Janice” worked as a nurse at a large medical provider for over 10 years. While on duty, she exacerbated some of her pre-existing medical conditions while aiding a patient. Her doctors told her that she needed to take some time off. Her employer placed her on leave.
After 8 weeks, her doctors cleared her to work. But when she returned to work, her employer told her that she was fired.
This was a clear violation of Janice’s rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guarantees up to 12 weeks of medical leave for eligible employees.
We represented her and the employer ultimately settled for just under $200,000.
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.