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Family and Medical Leave Act in Indianapolis, Indiana

What Is the Family and Medical Leave Act?

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work while protecting your job for your return. You are able to take advantage of this legal right so long as you meet three criteria: if you have been working with your employer for at least 12 months, if you have worked at least 1,250 hours for your employer within the past 12 months and if your company employs 50 or more people within 75 miles of your location.

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Making Time for What Is Most Important

Unexpected events are a part of life. There are four scenarios where you can use this right to unpaid leave. The first is when you are responsible for the birth and care of a newborn child. Likewise, you can use this leave when a child has been placed with you for foster care or adoption. Third, situations when you need to provide care for an immediate family member are covered. Lastly, you are covered when you must take unexpected, personal medical leave and are unable to work.

When You Are Denied Leave

If you have been denied a leave request for the reasons listed above, you can defend your rights in court. At the Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we partner with employees like you during life events that need extra time off from work. When eligibility requirements are met, the law protects your rights to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Focus on what matters most in your life, and let our professional team make the legal system work for you.

You Are Protected Under the Law

When you experience one of the life events listed above, the last thing you need is for your employer to deny your right to unpaid, job-protected leave. If you have any questions, contact us today for your free initial consultation. Our experienced attorneys are ready to give you the information and support your need to make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.