Do I Have an FMLA Claim?
When employers fail to abide by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workers whose rights have been violated may have a claim against these employers. In such cases, working with an experienced lawyer – like the trusted Atlanta FMLA attorneys at the Law Firm of Barrett & Farahany, LLP – can be essential to:
- Asserting their rights and holding employers accountable
- Obtaining the justice and compensation to which they may be entitled.
You May Have an FMLA Claim If…
To have an FMLA claim, workers have to first qualify for FMLA protections. Specifically, qualified workers will include those who:
- Work for a covered employer, which will be any employer that staffs at least 50 employees (within a 75-mile radius of a given workplace)
- Have worked for a covered employer for at least one year
- Have worked at least 1,250 hours over the past 12-month period.
If these conditions apply to you, then some indications that you may have an FMLA claim against your employer can include that your employer has:
- Failed to notify you of your FMLA rights
- Failed to grant you FMLA leave
- Taken disciplinary action against you for exercising your FMLA rights
- Failed to reinstate you to your former position (or an equivalent position) after returning from an FMLA leave
- Taken any adverse employment action (including demotion or termination) against you for exercising your FMLA rights and/or for filing a complaint against your employer for violating your rights (as this type of retaliation is illegal).
When You Do Have an FMLA Claim…
- Taking action as soon as possible to file your claim will be essential, as there are very strict time frames within which these claims have to be filed. Waiting too long can run out the statute of limitations for these claims, limiting (or eliminating) people’s options for recovery and justice.
- Potential remedies, if you are able to prove that your FMLA rights were violated, can include (but may not be limited to) job reinstatement, front pay (when reinstatement is not possible) and back pay.
- Retaining a lawyer who is experienced at successfully resolving FMLA claims will be essential to the strength and success of your claim.
Atlanta FMLA Attorneys at the Law Firm of Barrett & Farahany, LLP
Has your employer violated your FMLA rights? If so, you can turn to the experienced Atlanta FMLA attorneys at the Law Firm of Barrett & Farahany, LLP for aggressive legal advocacy and experienced help pursuing justice.
Barrett & Farahany, a leading employment and discrimination law firm in Atlanta, is home to seasoned lawyers who:
- Consistently provide personalized, responsive legal service to our clients
- Are skilled at defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting
- Have a record of success when it comes to helping people favorably resolve their FMLA claims
- Will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you may deserve.
Our Atlanta FMLA attorneys are innovative, persistent, and motivated, and they are ready to put their experience, skills and insight to work helping you.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, contact us today by calling (404) 487-0925 or by emailing us using the contact form at the bottom of this screen.
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