Family Medical Leave Act Lawyers With Offices In White Plains
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Specifically, the FMLA entitles employees at companies with 50-plus employees to take up to twelve workweeks of leave, including:
- Intermittent leave, for reasons such as the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth
- The placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement
- To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition
- A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job
- Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty”
The law also provides employees with up to 26 workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
Though the law would appear to be relatively clear, many companies fail to comply with it, intentionally or not, believing it does not apply to them or to the circumstance at hand. They deny leave benefits, or worse, they unlawfully punish employees who take it — by dismissal, demotion, removal from the promotion track or assignment to less appealing duties.
New York FMLA Attorneys Serving Westchester And Rockland Counties
At Sapir Schragin LLP, we represent employees who were denied the full extent of their FMLA rights, or experienced retaliation for asserting them. We serve clients across the entire New York City area and lower Hudson Valley, including employees from nearby Connecticut and New Jersey.
Guiding Employees with Disabilities and Medical Issues
Addressing disabilities and medical issues in the workplace is one of the most complex areas of employment law. We can help.
Balancing the rights and needs of workers with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations or time off work with the rights of employers to continue to run their business can be difficult. There is also myriad of intersecting federal and state laws governing disabilities, medical issues and leave, which can be cumbersome for employees and employers alike. Lawyers Donald Sapir and Howard Schragin can assist you in assessing your needs, navigating the legal complexities involved in these decisions and achieving positive outcomes enabling employees to preserve their health and their careers.
Disagreements Over Sick Time And Disability Discrimination
If you have not been granted an FMLA leave, or you have experienced negative treatment or termination for having taken an FMLA leave at your workplace, Contact the respected FMLA leave lawyers at Sapir Schragin LLP, in White Plains. We represent persons just like you, who have had their careers and their futures placed in jeopardy because of disabilities of theirs or their family members and the need for leave and the failure of employers to accommodate these needs. In many cases we have vindicated rights and obtained meaningful compensation for violations of rights.