FMLA Lawyer in Fort Lee, NJ
Fort Lee Employment Attorneys for FMLA Violations
State and federal laws allow New Jersey employees to take unpaid leave for personal health issues or to care for a family member who is ill. An employer's refusal to allow leave or retaliation for taking leave is illegal discrimination.
Experienced employment law attorney Jae E. Lee and the legal team at Jae Lee Law are committed to protecting workers' rights and holding employers accountable under the law for economic and emotional damages. Our Bergen County law firm handles claims statewide under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and corresponding laws of New Jersey.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced New Jersey employment discrimination attorney.
Bergen County FMLA Lawyers: Pregnancy Attorneys
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows full-time employees who have been with a company for at least a year to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for health-related reasons:
- Personal leave — Illness, surgery and rehab, pregnancy complications, maternity leave
- Family medical leave — Caring for an elderly parent, sick child, disabled spouse, etc.
The employer cannot deny reasonable FMLA leave and cannot take adverse employment action (termination, demotion, negative performance review). The employer must also make reasonable accommodations of health problems or ongoing care of a family member once the person returns to work.
Hackensack Family and Medical Leave Act Lawyers
If an employer retaliates for taking pregnancy leave, harasses you for taking time off, or otherwise violates your mandated rights, you may have an employment discrimination claim under FMLA. In a free, confidential consultation, we can explore your specific case and possible legal action to force compliance or sue for damages.