Dallas Self Medical Leave Lawyers
FMLA Protection in the Workplace
The Family and Medical Leave Act (commonly referred to as the "FMLA") allows certain employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave each year. This leave can be taken all at once or intermittently. Additionally, your employer cannot retaliate against for you for taking FMLA leave.
To qualify for FMLA leave, an employee must have been employed for at least twelve months and worked at least 1,250 hours during that period. Additionally, the employer must have at least 50 employees within 75 miles from that work location.
If you have been denied FMLA leave or have been retaliated against for taking FMLA leave, contact our Dallas self medical leave attorneys today.
Americans With Disabilities Act Offers Protections for Medical Leave
The Americans with Disabilities Act may offer some protection for those needing medical leave. An employer is required to offer a reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability. Taking a short amount of time off to seek treatment could be a reasonable accommodation. If you have a disability and have been denied leave to seek treatment, contact our Dallas medical leave attorneys today.