The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles certain employees to unpaid leave for specific family and medical-related reasons. Protected employees are also guaranteed continuation of health insurance coverage as well as a return to the same or an equivalent job when they return from leave. While many employers are careful to comply with the FMLA, others are not so scrupulous, as a result of which, many employees are barred from taking advantage of these statutory rights. This can put a significant amount of financial and emotional strain on the employee and his or her family. Fortunately, employers who violate the FMLA can be held accountable for their actions.
If you live in Ohio and have questions or concerns about your own access to FMLA benefits, you should speak to an experienced employment law attorney who is well-versed in federal law.
Only certain employees are covered by the FMLA, including those who work for:
The latter includes joint employers as well as the successors of covered employers.
Under the FMLA, eligible employees are entitled to certain amounts of leave, including twelve workweeks in a one year period for any of the following reasons:
Covered employees are also guaranteed up to 26 workweeks of leave during a one-year period to care for a spouse, parent, child, or next of kin if that individual is an injured or ill service member. This is also referred to as military caregiver leave.
Finally, all people are prohibited from discharging or discriminating against someone who has taken any of the following actions:
If a covered worker’s employer violates one of these rules, the employee could be compensated by being:
Employees covered by the FMLA are guaranteed a certain amount of leave, so if you live near Columbus and were recently denied FMLA benefits, please contact the law firm of Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC to speak to an attorney.
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