Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees are entitled to twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition; or
the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth.
Your eligibility for your medical leave will be dependent upon your exact medical condition as well as the medical treatment you received or may receive. As such, you should contact Berg & Pearson to determine whether you qualify for job protection or whether your employer violated the law by taking adverse action against you because of your medical condition.
It is all too often the case that employers believe they can treat their employees almost any way they wish, without any regard to the employees' rights. There are, however, laws that will protect you and Berg & Pearson will invoke those laws in your favor to put you on a level playing field, even against the largest of corporations. If you feel lost or helpless, or just want to fight back, call Berg & Pearson today for a free initial telephone consultation.
Berg & Pearson offers representation relative to employmnent-related legal issues in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our firm handles matters in both the state and federal court systems. We also offer representation relative to claims for unemployment benefits.