New York FMLA Violation Lawyers
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that allows you to take time off of work to recover from an illness or to care for a family member. If your employer refused to allow you to take time off, or retaliated against you for taking time off, the lawyers at Ricotta & Marks, P.C., can help.
Federal law allows certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. In addition, New York laws require employers to make reasonable accommodations. For example, if you are caring for a parent who is being moved to a nursing home and have used your 12 weeks, an additional two weeks could be considered a reasonable accommodation under New York law.
Family and Medical Leave Act Attorneys Serving New York including Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan
The law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who request time off under FMLA. Retaliation can include:
- Giving you a bad evaluation
- Any other negative consequences that occurred after you made your request
We understand how difficult it is to handle a dispute with your employer when you are already dealing with a serious health issue. You do not need to face it alone. Our employment law attorneys are prepared to take forceful action against employers who violate their employees’ rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Contact Ricotta & Marks, P.C.
Learn more about FMLA claims and what our lawyers can do to help by contacting us at 800-240-9269. Our office in Queens is convenient to the 7 train.
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