It is important that as an employee, you understand your rights under the FMLA. If you suspect that your rights have been violated, it is crucial that you reach out to our firm so that we can help you obtain the justice you need and deserve. Our Knoxville FMLA attorney is on your side.
How does the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) work in Tennessee?
The Family Medical Leave Act, also known as the FMLA, was designed to give employees paid or unpaid medical leave. In Tennessee, employees who have worked at least 1,250 hours for a company with at least 50 employees and who live within a 75-mile radius from their employment, will normally be protected under the FMLA. This act allows eligible employees to accept up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave from work to be able to care for a sick family member, themselves, or care for a newborn baby with the confidence that they will have their job, or one alike when they return.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today if you have any questions or concerns about your rights under the FMLA. Our legal team is on your side and will do whatever is needed to ensure you obtain the rights you deserve.
What should I do if my FMLA rights have been violated?
If you believe that your FMLA rights have been violated, or you have suspicions of such, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to hire the services of a dedicated employment attorney as soon as you are able to if you feel that your rights under the FMLA were violated. Our legal team is on your side and will take the required steps to protect you and your future. If you take your 12 weeks for emergency purposes in accordance with the FMLA, and when you come back, your employer has either ended your role or hired another person to replace you, you will likely have a potential claim against your employer. It is important to note, however, that your employer does not have to pay you while you are on leave, however, you do have a right to your job if you return within the 12-week period.
Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you are undergoing this unfortunate problem. With the help of a skilled Knoxville employment attorney, you can feel more secure knowing that your case is being handled with the utmost care. Contact our firm today to get started.
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