Family and Medical Leave Act
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Employees in Connecticut are protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to take leave when ill, when family members are ill or when they are having a child. If the certain criteria in the act are met, an employer is required to grant them leave and their job status cannot suffer because of it. This means that when they return, their job must be equivalent to what it was then they left. If your employer has denied you family or medical leave unfairly or retaliated due to a leave request, you can fight for your rights. Your employer cannot fire you for requesting leave or rid the need for your job while you are gone. Let Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP hold your employer accountable if they have treated you unfairly.
Requirements for Family and Medical Leave Act
In order to be eligible for leave under the FMLA, one or more of the following must be true:
- You are having a child (both the mother and father are eligible)
- You were involved in a serious accident and cannot work for a temporary period of time
- You need to undergo surgery or some sort or procedure that will require time in the hospital
- Your parent, spouse or child is going through medical care for a serious condition
- You are receiving chemotherapy or other type of serious treatment that makes you unable to work temporarily
If any of the above circumstances are true for you and you are denied leave, fired for taking leave or return from leave and your job is come, contact a Hartford employment lawyer from our firm for help. You can file a claim against your employer under the FMLA and we can walk you through the process. Contact us today to schedule a
free case evaluation regarding your FMLA case.