Helping Workers Protect FMLA Rights
Balancing work and family life is not easy – especially if you or a loved one is suffering from a serious health condition. If this happens, you may need to take time off work in order to recover from your illness or care for your loved one. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to benefit workers who are in this unfortunate situation. Under this law, eligible workers are entitled to unpaid, job-protected leave to care for their loved ones or themselves.
Sadly, many employers choose to make a difficult situation even harder by violating workers’ rights to FMLA leave. Don’t let your employer get away with FMLA violations. Fight back with the help of the employment law attorneys at Beeman Heifner Benge.
Who Is Eligible For FMLA Leave?
FMLA covers employees of private employers with at least 50 employees, government agencies, or elementary and secondary schools. You must have worked for a covered employer for at least 12 months but not necessarily 12 consecutive months. You may still be covered even if there are breaks in employment as long as you have been employed with the employer for 12 months total. You must also have worked for the employer for at least 1250 hours in the 12 months before taking a leave of absence. If you meet these requirements, you are eligible for FMLA leave.
Eligible employees have a number of rights under FMLA, including the right to:
- Take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave
- Receive continued coverage on the employer’s health insurance plan while on leave
- Return to the same job, or one that is identical, when the leave is over
- Take FMLA leave without fear of retribution
Employers must respect their employees’ FMLA rights. If your rights have been violated, you need to take action to hold your employer accountable. The FMLA lawyers at Beeman Heifner Benge can stand by your side and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Discuss Your Options With Our FMLA Attorneys
Seek legal representation from the experienced FMLA attorneys at Beeman Heifner Benge. Our attorneys are passionate about protecting the FMLA rights of workers in Indiana. We will work tirelessly to hold your employer accountable and aggressively seek compensation on your behalf. Schedule a consultation by calling 765-234-1783 or by filling out the form on this website.