Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Legal Help
Today in Minnesota, people are working longer and longer hours to make ends meet. In most Minnesota homes, it is not uncommon for two or more family members to have to work in order to pay all of the bills and put food on the table. When a medical emergency occurs in a household with two wage earners, it may seem difficult to get the time off that you need to attend to the matter.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees to take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid time off if the employee or the employee’s close family member is very sick or is suffering from a serious illness. The FMLA also allows the employee to take twelve weeks off for the birth of a child, the care of a newborn child, or for the adoption of a child.
While most employers care about their employees and allow them to take time off to attend to their family’s serious medical needs, some employers do not and in doing so may be violating your rights under the FMLA. If your boss has not granted you the appropriate amount of leave to attend to your family’s medical needs, terminated you for requesting time off, or has decreased your pay or position upon returning to work after taking leave you should contact an experienced employment law attorney immediately to discuss your FMLA rights.
Pregnancy Discrimination Laws in Minnesota
n addition to the protections under the FMLA, Minnesota and federal laws also prohibit employers from terminating or demoting employees based upon the fact that they have become pregnant. In addition to the FMLA, anti-gender discrimination laws protect your right to work when you become pregnant.
FMLA and Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers Serving You
If you believe that your FMLA rights have been violated or that you have been penalized by your Minneapolis, St. Paul, or Twin Cities’ metro area employer for becoming pregnant, I may be able to help you. Kuhlman Law, PLLC is dedicated to fighting for our clients who have experienced illegal workplace discrimination or retaliation. Whether you are still working and have been demoted for taking time off under the FMLA or for becoming pregnant or have been fired or forced to quit as a result of your Minnesota employer’s conduct, I can help you fight back against the discriminatory conduct and hold your employer accountable.
My law firm handles employment law cases throughout Minnesota in a variety of venues, including Minnesota state court, federal court, and those before administrative agency bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission. I strongly believe that all should be allowed time off to attend to their family’s medical needs. I fight to protect employees’ rights and routinely take on large companies, government agencies, and other employers who practice illegal employment discrimination.
If you or a loved one has been denied your time off under the FMLA, contact an employment law attorney immediately. An experienced employment lawyer can help you determine if your rights were violated, evaluate the strengths of your case, collect evidence, and depending on the facts, help you recover a cash settlement to compensate you for what you have been subjected to.
To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman, call 612 349 2747.