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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Annapolis-Based FMLA Violations Attorney 

Serving Clients Throughout Maryland, the DMV Area, North Carolina, and Federal Employees Throughout the U.S.

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to ensure that workers are able to take necessary leave without being penalized. However, just because this law is in place doesn't mean violations do not occur. Failure by employers to comply with the Act harms workers and their families. When violations happen, employers should be held accountable, and workers deserve justice. 

Are you the victim of an FMLA violation? Have you been wrongfully terminated or had hours reduced due to taking needed time off for medical reasons? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. It’s important that victims of FMLA violations find an experienced attorney who can protect their rights and help them seek justice. At the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo LLC, we have helped hundreds of clients with similar cases and are prepared to help you, too. 

If you believe you are the victim of an FMLA violation, contact the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo online or call our Annapolis-based firm at (240) 734-3033. We offer legal services in both Spanish and English.

What Is the FMLA? 

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a crucial law that was put in place to protect workers from losing their jobs while taking necessary leave. This law allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period for reasons such as the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a family member with a serious medical condition, or due to a serious health condition themselves.

Despite the fact that this law was designed to protect workers, FMLA violations are common. For instance, employers may pressure employees to refrain from taking leave, or make it difficult for them to return to work after taking leave by changing their job duties or cutting their hours. Such actions can lead to discrimination against employees who need time off to care for themselves or their family members.

Common examples of FMLA violations include:

  • Refusing to allow eligible employees to take leave
  • Unauthorized denial of employees' benefits while on leave 
  • Misclassification of employees as ineligible for FMLA benefits 
  • Unlawful termination 
  • Discrimination 

Why Consult with an FMLA Attorney 

If you've been the victim of an FMLA violation, it's important to make sure your rights are protected. One of the best ways to do this is by consulting with an employment law attorney who has experience handling FMLA violations. First and foremost, an attorney can help you understand your rights under the FMLA. There are a lot of nuances and requirements that can be difficult to navigate on your own, so it's helpful to have someone who can explain everything to you in plain language.

More benefits of working with a skilled FMLA attorney include the following: 

  • Help investigating and gathering evidence in support of your case 
  • Guidance in collecting appropriate documentation, including witness statements 
  • Reassurance when compiling and filing important court documents 
  • Professional representation when communicating with your employer or opposing legal counsel 
  • Peace of mind knowing that you have a strong advocate in your corner 

By working with an attorney experienced in handling FMLA violations, you are more likely to have a successful resolution to your case. The legal team at the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo is well-versed in the nuances of FMLA law, and we can help you identify the specific violations committed by your employer, big or small. We are also prepared to help you negotiate with your employer or to represent you during litigation should your case go to trial. 

Schedule a Consultation with Our Team Today 

If you're experiencing issues related to FMLA violations, consider hiring the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo to represent you. With 20 years of experience in employment law, our firm understands the intricacies of FMLA regulations and can help you navigate the legal process. Our attention to detail and broad experience in employment law, including experience handling federal cases, sets us apart from other law firms. 

At our client-first law firm, we are known for our tenacious representation and candid, honest guidance. We believe in working closely with our clients and strive to develop a strong, direct attorney-client relationship that garners you the personalized attention you deserve. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice for our clients. 

Our firm is ready to help you fight for your rights. Call us at (240) 734-3033 or contact us online.

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