Protecting Your Rights In The Workplace
If you or someone you love is seriously ill or if you are caring for a newborn or newly adopted child, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects your rights. If you qualify for FMLA protection, your employer is required to allow leave and reinstate you to your original position upon your return. If your employer has violated these rights, our lawyers can help you.
At The Law Office of Bruce C. Betzer, our employment law attorneys have more than a decade of experience representing clients throughout the Metairie and New Orleans areas of Louisiana in FMLA and other employment law claims. We will take the time to explain your rights and options and protect your interests in the workplace.
FMLA Employer Violations
The FMLA guarantees employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid time off within a calendar year to recover from a serious illness, help a seriously ill family member or care for a newborn or newly adopted child. Employers are required to allow this unpaid time off and reinstate the employee upon return, without retaliation of any kind.
Our attorneys represent clients who have suffered FMLA violations that include:
- Failing to grant partial time: Either due to ignorance of or blatant disregard for the law, some employers refuse to allow their workers to take their rightful FMLA leave.
- Failing to reinstate or altering terms of employment: Employers are required to reinstate employees upon their return from FMLA leave to the same exact job at the same pay and other conditions. If your employer has replaced you, demoted you or changed the conditions of your employment after FMLA leave, our attorneys can help you receive justice and fair treatment under the law.
- Retaliation: If you have alerted the authorities to an FMLA violation on the part of your employer, that employer is prohibited from firing you, demoting you or retaliating in any way.
Our lawyers have a wealth of experience handling FMLA cases at all levels, and we are comfortable going against major corporations to protect our clients. Recently, we were part of a successful class action lawsuit against the Ford automotive company for FMLA violations. Although it may seem hopeless to try to defend yourself against a major corporation, our lawyers have the experience to help you.
Contact The Law Office Of Bruce C. Betzer
Discuss your case with an experienced lawyer if you have suffered FMLA violations at work. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney, call 504-264-9523, toll free 866-603-3792 or contact us online.