Intermittent Family And Medical Leave Act Issues
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides important protections for employees who need to take time off of work for medical reasons, or to provide care for a sick or disabled loved one. Unfortunately, those who use leave on an intermittent basis are much more likely to be retaliated against by their employers.
If your employer retaliates against you or fires you for using FMLA leave, talk to our attorneys at Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, in Indianapolis. We provide effective legal representation for employees who are being taken advantage of.
What Does ‘Intermittent’ Mean When Using FMLA Time?
What you may not realize is that you do not have to take all 12 weeks of that leave at one time. The law allows you to work a reduced schedule or use leave intermittently. That means you can use one hour of FMLA time each week, for example, if you have a medically necessary reason to care for a family member.
Using intermittent FMLA time may lead to your employer or supervisor questioning your commitment to your work. They may attempt to hold you to a higher performance standard as compared to your co-workers and use that as an excuse to fire you. This is illegal.
There are steps that you must take to make sure that you are complying with the law. You can count on your lawyers to make sure you are doing everything correctly. We will review your employer’s policies and determine if you are receiving unfair treatment. If you are, we can initiate legal action on your behalf.
Talk To An FMLA Attorney In Indianapolis About Your Case
If your employer is harassing you or retaliating against you for using FMLA leave, contact us online or call 317-426-6995 for a free telephone consultation with an attorney. Get the attorneys of one of Indiana’s top employment law firms in your corner.