Federal workers who have been employed full time for more than twelve months have certain rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA ensures that workers are allowed to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave from their job without having to worry that their position will be filled in their absence. The FMLA also ensures that health benefits remain intact during such leave. If you believe that your FMLA rights have been violated then it is important to contact an attorney right away. Our Atlanta based law firm assists federal employees throughout the United States. Call now for a free case evaluation.
Atlanta based attorneys representing those filing FMLA complaints against federal employers
The FMLA provides most federal employees time off to handle family emergencies and significant milestones. The act applies to federal employees who wish to:
- Take time off in order to raise and care for a newborn baby
- Take time off to bond with a recently adopted child or foster child
- Take time off to care for an immediate family member who is ill
- Take time off due to a personal medical condition
There are a number of reasons why an employee and employer may have a disagreement over FMLA rights. Common reasons why an employee would file a complaint include a disagreement over whether the employee is eligible for FMLA, a disagreement over whether the situation is covered by FMLA, an issue in which the employee’s position is filled in their absence and the new assignment is not equal to the former position, or health benefits were terminated during the employee’s leave. If you believe that your FMLA rights have been violated then you have a limited amount of time to file a complaint. Contact an attorney immediately.
The attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC assist federal employees in filing complaints with the Department of Labor which regard FMLA violations. Once retained, we will gather all the necessary information to file a complaint with the appropriate agency. We will ensure that your complaint is documented with all relevant evidence, assist with any appeals necessary, represent you at any hearings, or file any additional complaints if you are subject to retaliation by your employer. Our office guides employees through the complaint process and ensures that your voice does not get lost in administrative paperwork. Contact our law office. Our lawyers assist federal employees and contractors in all fifty states as well as the greater Atlanta Metro area which includes Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, and the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Atlanta Metro area based firm representing federal employees throughout the United States
When it comes to filing complaints, federal employees often have a great deal of administrative paperwork to wade through and strict deadlines to meet in order to have their rights upheld. Our Atlanta area based office assists federal employees throughout the United States with all parts of the complaint process, whether it is filling out the initial paperwork or assisting with an appeal. We feel passionately about protecting the rights of workers and always negotiate fair and reasonable fees. Contact our office today for an in person or phone consultation.