Enforcing Your Rights Under The Family And Medical Leave Act

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), your employer — if it is large enough, and if you have worked there long enough — is required to provide you with unpaid leave if you need to deal with certain family and/or medical issues, including the birth of a child, your own serious health condition or the health condition of a spouse, child or parent.

Something you may not know, however, is that the FMLA also protects you from retaliation or discrimination by your employer should you decide to take FMLA leave. This means your employer cannot fire you, demote you, decrease your salary or take any adverse action toward you simply because you plan to take — or have already taken — leave under the FMLA.

Proving Retaliation And Discrimination Under The FMLA Is Often Difficult ― We Can Help

At The Amlong Firm, our attorneys are committed to helping you enforce your rights under the FMLA, particularly if your employer is retaliating against you for simply needing to take care of a loved one. With more than 65 years of combined legal experience, our firm's founders, Bill Amlong and Karen Coolman Amlong, know all too well the tricks employers play, and they will put this experience to work for you.

Unlike many other law firms, we are not interested in settling cases as quickly as possible for what is very often substantially less than they are worth. In fact, we thoroughly prepare every case anticipating trial — and opposing law firms know it. This is one reason we are often able to achieve more favorable recoveries for our clients than law firms that are looking for a quick resolution.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our employment law attorneys, call our office in Fort Lauderdale at 954-519-2235. You can also reach us online. Let us help you enforce your rights — contact us today.