Making FMLA Work For You

Businesses with more than 50 employees are legally required to provide benefits to qualified employees with serious health conditions under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When you or an immediate family member needs medical treatment that requires you to take time off from work, there are ways to protect yourself and your job.

At the Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich, we have more than 20 years of experience defending the rights of employees. As your attorneys, we will aggressively pursue the full extent of benefits you deserve under the FMLA when facing serious medical challenges. To schedule a free consultation, please call 800-606-7831 or contact us online.

Protecting Employees Under The Family And Medical Leave Act

If you need time off for medical reasons, the first step is to contact your employer and discuss your needs and concerns. Many employers mistakenly believe that they are not required to provide FMLA benefits. As an employee, it is important to communicate with your employer and fully document your requests for FMLA benefits.

Employees who take advantage of the FMLA are protected from all forms of interference and retaliation, including:

  • Failing to provide notice of FMLA rights, or using FMLA-protected absences against the employee
  • Firing an employee for using FMLA leave
  • Using the time an employee is out on maternity leave to hire a replacement
  • Placing an employee returning from an FMLA absence in a nonequivalent position in terms of job title, pay, benefits, hours and opportunities

We will take the time to go over the details of your situation and discuss your concerns before providing a straightforward evaluation of your FMLA case. If you have questions about your eligibility, your employer's responsibility under the FMLA or the best ways to address a possible retaliation issue, we are here to help. We encourage you to contact our offices to discuss it.

Discuss Your Case With Us

At the Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich, we represent clients throughout the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. Contact us by email or toll free at 800-606-7831 for a free initial phone consultation with an experienced Milwaukee family leave lawyer.

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