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What you should know about the increase in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) complaints


Attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC have noticed an increase in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) complaints in 2017. The FMLA is a federal law that allows employees who have worked for an employer for 12 or more months to take 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave for themselves or a family member. Once the employee returns to work, the employer must reinstate them in their former position or an equivalent position.

Unfortunately, employers sometimes attempt to intimidate or discourage an employee from taking FMLA leave or will retaliate against them when they return to work.  An employee who has been discouraged from taking FMLA leave or who has been subjected to retaliation may sue the employer for money damages and attorney’s fees.  If you believe that your rights under the FMLA have been violated, contact David Langenfeld of the Leichter Law Firm PC at (956) 205-0884. Mr. Langenfeld is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

If you believe that your rights under the FMLA have been violated, contact David Langenfeld of the Leichter Law Firm PC. Mr. Langenfeld is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.