Family And Medical Leave Act

Indiana Family Medical Leave Act Lawyer

The federal government has passed a law that provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid family and medical leave. This law is called the Family and Medical Leave Act, and it applies to all kinds of private employers and certain government employers. The Family and Medical Leave Act does not apply to all employees or all employers, however. In order to receive family and medical leave from your employer and be protected under the statute, you and your employer must meet certain requirements, including:

  • You must have worked for your employer for at least 12 months.
  • During that 12-month period, you must have worked a total of at least 1,250 hours for your employer. This comes out to about 25 hours per week for 50 weeks.
  • Your employer must have at least 50 employees.

If all these requirements are met, you are protected under the FMLA. You are entitled to take leave from your employer for serious medical conditions, pregnancy or temporary disability and come back from the leave to the same or similar position. At Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we represent employees in Indiana who have been denied medical leave, employees who have been fired for taking medical leave, or who were allowed to take medical leave but, when they try to come back to work, were not reinstated. If your employer retaliates against you for taking medical leave, you are protected. Call the experienced medical leave attorneys of Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, today for a free telephone consultation.

If you have any questions, or for a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced attorneys regarding your family and medical leave, please do not hesitate to call our Indianapolis office at 317-643-5777. If you prefer, you may email us, or fill out the form on the Contact Us page of this website and a representative from our firm will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!