Decades of Experience Bolstering Your Claim
After an employer has violated your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), choosing to stand up for your rights and pursue an FMLA claim can be the best way to obtain the justice to which you are entitled. At this point, however, you may be wondering, do I really need to hire an Atlanta FMLA lawyer?
The answer is YES. Here's why.
How an FMLA Lawyer Can Help You
An FMLA lawyer can be pivotal in helping you:
- Understand your rights and the claims process: One of the first hurdles to this process can be knowing whether you have an FMLA claim and, if so, what you need to do to get that claim initiated. We can review your case, explain your rights and clearly explain the next steps that must be taken.
- Be taken seriously by employers: When employers have failed to comply with the FMLA and have violated workers' rights, it is not uncommon for them to also disregard workers' claims regarding FMLA violations. With an experienced legal professional on your side, however, employers will be far more likely to take your claim seriously; they may even be more compelled to try to favorably resolve your claim as soon as possible, rather than giving you the runaround.
- Navigate the complexities of the claims process: The process of filing FMLA claims can be complicated, and making mistakes along the way can end up impacting people's ability to secure the compensation they may deserve. To ensure that you meet all claim deadlines, complete/submit the appropriate documents, and successfully navigate the other logistics of the claims process, it's best to work with an experienced FMLA attorney who has gone through this before – and who has done so successfully.
- Craft and present the strongest possible case: A skilled attorney will know what type of evidence to gather (and where to look for it) to ensure that you have the best possible claim moving forward.
- Stand up to employers and hold them accountable: It can be difficult to face the employer who wronged you, and an attorney can be your advocate, helping you confront an employer in any legal setting.
- Obtain all available remedies to which you are entitled: Ultimately, you want your FMLA claim to be successful, and part of this success can involve financial recovery. With the help of a lawyer, you can pursue all available options for financial recovery, allowing you to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your claim.
When to Contact an FMLA Lawyer
It may be time to reach out to a skilled employment law attorney in Atlanta if you have experienced any of the following:
- You have been fired, demoted, or denied a promotion for exercising your FMLA rights
- Your employer has delayed reinstating you to your former job after your FMLA leave
- Your employer has demoted you after your return from an FMLA leave
- Your employer has taken any adverse employment action against you for filing an FMLA claim