Family Medical Leave Act Discrimination
Wrongfully Denied Family Leave? Consult a CT Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Searching for an attorney for Family Medical Leave Act violations in New
Haven? Many people face unexpected or life-changing events. The purpose
of the Family Medical Leave Act is to allow an individual leave for up
to 12 weeks to deal with a medical necessity. Factors that require leave
time under the FMLA include the birth and care of the employee's newborn
child, the adoption or foster care of a child in placement of an employee,
the care by an employee of an immediate family member (parent, spouse
or child) suffering from a serious health condition, or a serious health
condition suffered by the employee. If you have questions about or have
endured employment discrimination due to a violation of the FMLA, talk to a
New Haven employment discrimination lawyer concerning your options. These legal issues should be addressed by an
attorney that will move forward carefully on your behalf, seeking the
best result and avoiding litigation when possible.
While both the federal government and the state of Connecticut have FMLA
laws, they differ in their rules. The federal FMLA covers an employee
if he or she has worked for at least 12 months for a private company that
retains 50 or more employees and the employee has worked 1,250 hours within
the last 12 months. Under the Connecticut FMLA, coverage is available
to an employee who has been working for 12 months for a private company
that has 75 or more employees, and if the employee has reached a quota
of 1,000 hours worked. Both the federal and state's FMLAs require
that only the actual work hours will count (sick leave, holiday and paid
vacations do not qualify).
Legal Backing from a FMLA Violation Attorney in New Haven, CT
Looking for an attorney for a Family Medical Leave Act case in New Haven?
In some unfortunate cases, a FMLA infraction can lead to a
wrongful termination of an employee. An employer may decide to fire the employee rather than
allowing the employee to receive deserved benefits. Termination from employment
and denial of FMLA benefits must occur before any legal action can commence,
and often we find that a Demand Letter or Investigation Letter can lead
to a resolution without the need for litigation. The documentation of
incidents of discrimination or FMLA violations can assist an attorney
in building a case against your employer.
Axelrod & Associates is dedicated to helping clients throughout the
state achieve favorable results in cases of unfair or illegal treatment
of employees. We know how important these issues are to you, both personally
and financially, and move forward with your interests and rights as our
only concern, and will seek every opportunity to get the matter resolved
quickly and effectively, through counseling, mediation and other actions
prior to moving forward with legal action.
Have your FMLA rights been violated? Contact a New Haven employment discrimination lawyer
to take action!
Our Connecticut discrimination firm serves throughout the communities of