Georgia Lawyers Advocating for Workers in Family Medical Leave Disputes

Happy familyThe Family Medical Leave Act applies to employees who either work for the federal, state, local government, or a private sector business that is covered by the act. If an employee works for a business with fifty or more employees, an elementary school, or a secondary school, then they are likely entitled to the benefits under FMLA. If you are a Georgia employee who has been denied the right to take time off following a pregnancy or family medical emergency then contact our lawyers today. Our attorneys service the greater Atlanta Metro area.

Atlanta attorneys representing workers in FMLA violation complaints

The FMLA entitles workers to up to twelve work weeks off in any given one year period if the time off is for a family event or emergency. The most common reason a person utilizes this right is following the birth of a new child. However, the FMLA also covers leave in order to care for a sick family member, for the placement of an adoptive or foster child, or for an employee’s own medical care. Once an employee returns to their job, an employer is required to restore that employee to either their original position or a position with similar duties and equal pay. FMLA complaints occur when a covered employer refuses to allow an employee to take family leave, fires an employee once they become pregnant or sick, fires an employee during their leave, or cuts off that employees health benefits.

Our employment attorneys assist clients, who believe their FMLA rights have been violated in filing a complaint with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (the WHD). We will ensure that your complaint is filed in the appropriate amount of time and includes the documentation necessary to show evidence of your situation. Our attorneys are often able to assist clients in being reinstated into their jobs or in negotiating a fair settlement. Contact our lawyers today. We assist clients in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Jonesboro, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.

Atlanta Metro area lawyers fighting for the rights or Georgia employees

Filing a complaint with WHD can be a paperwork intensive process; if your complaint is not processed with the required information and documentation it will automatically be dismissed. Hiring an attorney who is familiar with the complaint process can make the difference between having your rights enforced and having your situation ignored. The lawyers at Obiorah Fields, LLC dedicate their careers to fighting for the rights of workers and aggressively pursue a case until a resolution has been found. We focus on this area of the law so that you may focus on your future.

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