Family and Medical Leave Act Lawyer
Whether celebrating joyous occasions, such as childbirth or adoption, or handling difficult family circumstances, like a severe injury or illness, the Family and Medical Leave Act allows you to concentrate on these important situations with the relief of knowing that your job is not in jeopardy. Unfortunately, not every employer respects this law. If your New York employer has terminated your employment or removed you from your position because you have exercised your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the knowledgeable FMLA lawyers at Granovsky & Sundaresh can help you recover the lost pay and benefits you are entitled to.
About The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law which applies to employers with 50 or more employees. Under the law, qualifying employees may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the birth of a child, the adoption of a child, a serious health condition if it hinders job performance, or the serious health condition of a parent, child or spouse. The leave of absence may also be taken at any time within one year of the qualifying event. Upon return to work, individuals are guaranteed their positions, pay, and benefits. The Family and Medical Leave Act also extends professional courtesies to family members of those injured as a result of active military duty.
In addition to the federal law, New York State laws also impact your right to take leave for certain family situations.
- New York Military Family Leave- If your employer has a minimum of 20 employees and you have a spouse in the Armed Forces or the National Guard who has been deployed during military combat, you are entitled to a maximum of ten days of leave while your spouse is on leave.
- New York Adoption Leave - If your employer offers parental leave for the birth of a child, your company must offer the same benefit and leave amount to employees who adopt a child younger than school age, or a disabled child under 18 years of age.
- Temporary Disability Insurance in New York - Workers who are temporarily disabled, including pregnancy, may be eligible to receive up to half their normal salary while they are unable to work.
About Granovsky & Sundaresh PLLC, Attorneys at Law
If your employer has violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the lawyers at Granovsky & Sundaresh can help you file a civil lawsuit in federal court. Our experienced attorneys possess the skills and knowledge to aggressively pursue and recover damages for your claim. Our team is dedicated to getting justice for you, so you can continue to work for yourself and your family.
Call (646) 524-6001 or complete our online form if your employer has denied you FMLA leave or punished you for taking this leave. Granovsky & Sundaresh, PLLC are New York employment attorneys and are committed to helping you and your family with this important claim.