Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations
Las Cruces & Southern New Mexico Family and Medical Leave Act Attorney
Are you concerned you will be terminated if you miss another day of work due to illness or family emergency? If you and your employer meet certain requirements, you can qualify for protection under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If your company employs 50 or more people, and you have worked at least 1250 hours within the past year, you are allowed to take up to 12 weeks off under the FMLA. This protection guarantees your employer will bring you back in the same or equivalent position when you return to work.
Denying you the option of taking an FMLA leave even if you meet the qualifications
Terminating you following your request to take an FMLA leave
Terminating or demoting you while on leave
Refusing to bring you back to the company in the same or equivalent position when your leave is over
- Holding your leave against you on a performance review
Many situations qualify for protection under the FMLA, including:
Illness that prevents you from doing your job
- Illness of a family member who depends on you for care
If your employer has violated your rights, contact The Furth Law Firm, P.A. for an initial consultation. The above lists reflect the most common circumstances when an employer might violate your FMLA rights, but if you have suffered through any other situation, we encourage you to contact us today.
If you have questions regarding FMLA violations, contact us to schedule an appointment with an attorney.