Family Leave Discrimination in Georgia
Employment Law Attorneys for Greater Atlanta
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is federal legislation that protects workers who need to attend to a new child, a family member's serious health problem, or a personal health crisis. The FMLA entitles covered employees to take extended time off from work without fear of losing their job.
Some employers refuse to grant FMLA leave or punish employees who exercise their rights. The employment discrimination attorneys of Feldman Morgado, P.A., help workers fight back. We have helped employees across Georgia hold their employers accountable for the indignity, emotional distress and economic loss from FMLA violations.
Enforcing Your FMLA Rights in Georgia
Did you suffer retaliation for asserting your FMLA rights? Contact us today to discuss your possible lawsuit. We serve the Atlanta metro area and North Georgia.
Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted in 1993 in response to the predicament many employees faced when they were torn between keeping a job and caring for family member who was seriously ill or injured. The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected time away from work in a 12-month period.
The FMLA specifically covers the following scenarios:
- Birth of a child and newborn care during the baby's first year (mothers and/or fathers)
- Placement and care relating to adoption or foster care
- Caring for a spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition
- The employee's own serious health condition that precludes working
- Urgent circumstances created by military duty, such as a spouse's deployment overseas
The FMLA provides up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a family member in the Armed Services who has a serious injury or illness.
Atlanta FMLA Attorneys Fighting for You
Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act are brought before the U.S. Department of Labor, which conducts an investigation and provides a right-to-sue notice. Our experienced trial lawyers, led by managing shareholder Mitchell Feldman, will then file suit in state or federal court and vigorously pursue your damages.
We have successfully sued employers for wrongly denying leave, and for harassment or retaliation of employees, including wrongful termination. We have helped clients obtain damages for back pay, front pay, emotional distress and attorney's fees, and in certain cases punitive damages.
We have also handled related claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, such as terminating a woman before or after taking maternity leave.
Fulton, Gwinnet, DeKalb, Cobb, and Clayton County:
Employment Discrimination in Atlanta and North Georgia
The law firm of Feldman Morgado provides aggressive representation and compassionate counsel for victims of wrongful termination and retaliation in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), TITLE VII and the Federal Civil Rights Act, and the State of Georgia Civil Rights Act. To discuss your possible lawsuit, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.