Has your employer refused to allow a protected leave or retaliated against you for taking a leave? We can help. Over the years, we’ve fought on behalf of countless clients who’ve had their FMLA rights denied, and we are prepared to fight for you as well. Contact a knowledgeable and experienced Providence FMLA lawyer from the Herman Law Group today so we can begin working on your case and helping you receive the protection you need.
FMLA Lawyer | Serving Clients throughout Providence County, Rhode Island
We often see employers act selfishly and deny their employees the benefits to which they are entitled. FMLA violations are far from uncommon, and if you believe your rights were violated, our Providence County, Rhode Island employment lawyer is here to help.
Family & Medical Leave of Absence Protection Under the Law
Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period for several reasons, including birth or adoption of a child or to care for oneself or a family member with a serious medical condition.
Under the corresponding Rhode Island law, eligible employees are entitled to 13 weeks of leave during a 2-year period.
Who is Protected?
To be considered an eligible employee for FMLA protection, an employee must have worked for the employer for at least 12 months and have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours over the past 12 months. In addition, the employee must work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed within 75 miles of the employer. If you meet these criteria and you’ve been denied FMLA rights, our FMLA lawyer is here to help.
Retaliation is Illegal
Employers are prohibited from using FMLA leave as a factor in making employment decisions, including hiring, firing, and promotions. If your rights have been violated or you’re experiencing retaliation from your employer, we can help. Remember, the sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin crafting a strategy to best serve your needs.
Contact an FMLA Lawyer Today
We understand that there are few things more important to a person than taking some time to raise their child or to care for a loved one. Unfortunately, employers often fail to abide by the law and will slight their employees for their own gain, or simply out of spite. Regardless, this is unacceptable, and if your rights under the FMLA have been violated, you can depend on us to fight for the justice you deserve. Contact the Herman Law Group today so you can tell us your story and so we can get working on your case.