Hillsborough County FMLA Attorney
If your requests to use Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off have been denied by your employer, or if you have been retaliated against for using FMLA time, you may have the right to take action against your employer. An experienced lawyer can help you take the appropriate action. At the Poulos Law Firm in Tampa, Florida, I have the strength and experience, as well as the knowledge of the nuances of FMLA law, to help you get results.
When You Can Use FMLA Time
The Family Medical Leave Act allows you to take time off in case of illness or injury to yourself or a family member such as a child or spouse. Laws also allow for parents, both mothers and fathers, to take time off after the birth of a child. There are limits to maternity leave and FMLA time off, but these leaves are designed to give people adequate time.
In some cases, an employer may not understand the Family Medical Leave Act and may inappropriately deny time off. I can resolve these disputes.
There are employers who selfishly look at an employee's use of FMLA time as damaging to their business. They may take retaliatory action against a person who uses FMLA time, discriminating against that employee by cutting hours, demoting or failing to promote. In some cases, an employer may terminate an employee upon returning from FMLA leave. Victims of these FMLA violations may not understand that they have been discriminated against and that they have opportunities to be compensated for what they have gone through. I will review your case and educate you about your options, taking appropriate action.
To schedule a free consultation with a Tampa Family Medical Leave Act dispute attorney, call me at 813-418-7406 or send me an e-mail. Employment law cases are typically handled on a contingency basis, meaning I will only request payment if I am successful in getting you what you are owed, or I will seek payment of fees from your employer.
In addition to English, I provide legal services in Greek.