Fighting Back Against Medical Leave Discrimination
Has your employer denied your request for medical leave to treat a serious medical condition or care for an immediate family member with a serious medical condition? Or, have they rejected your request for maternity leave? If so, it is imperative to seek legal representation from a qualified employment law attorney.
At Egbuonu Law, I am dedicated to protecting the rights of my clients when it comes to their medical needs. I am Houston employment lawyer Chukwudi “Chuck” Egbuonu. I possess a thorough understanding of Texas employment laws and court proceedings in order to work to obtain the outcome you desire and help make the best recovery possible for you or your loved one.
Family And Medical Leave Act Requirements
In Texas, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees to take a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid time off each year to treat a serious medical condition, look after a loved one with a serious medical condition or care for a new child after a birth or adoption. However, the FMLA only applies to specific employers and employees. For the FMLA to apply to an employer, they need to have 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius.
This act provides rights to employees who:
- Work for a qualified employer
- Have been employed for at least 12 months with that particular employer
- Have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months
An employer can also provide paid medical leave or maternity/paternity leave for their employees, but they must adhere to the policy for all employees. They are also accountable for providing adequate FMLA notice to an employee prior to the employee taking medical leave or maternity/paternity leave.
Get the Help You Need With Me
The FMLA prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who lawfully takes medical leave. I have what it takes to fight for your right to take FMLA leave or protect you against retaliation from your employer. Contact my firm by calling 713-966-6085 and schedule your complimentary consultation today.