Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination

Protecting Workers from FMLA Discrimination

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, which can be taken for qualifying events such as the birth or adoption of a child, an employee’s own serious health condition, or to care for a seriously ill family member. FMLA also provides protected time off for the families of veterans and members of the armed services.

Experienced Guides for Michigan Employees

At Blanchard & Walker, we regularly provide advice and counsel to employees about how to enforce their FMLA rights, including how to communicate with employers about health conditions and how to preserve FMLA entitlement by considering options such as intermittent leave and reduced schedule leave.

We advocate for employees whose rights are denied and pursue claims in federal court when employees are retaliated against for taking FMLA leave. You can rely on us to examine your case, answer your questions, and help you pursue the outcome you deserve if you have been discriminated against for taking leave.

Examples of employers violating the FMLA rights of employees include actions such as:

  • Discouraging employees from taking FMLA leave
  • Threatening to terminate employment for taking FMLA leave
  • Canceling health insurance or dropping benefits during FMLA leave
  • Pressuring employees to return before they are ready

If you have experienced any of these or similar actions from your employer, it is crucial to speak to our experienced family law attorneys about your legal options.

Let Us Help Make Things Right

We look forward to helping you determine the best course of action and guiding you through the administrative and legal process. Call to request an initial consultation from an experienced team of Michigan employment lawyers.