Chicago Family Medical Leave Act Lawyer
Lake County Family Medical Leave Act Attorney
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. handles Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims in the workplace for employees throughout the Chicago area. The firm is led by Attorney Ross J. Peters named by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of Illinois’ top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers. He has a special affinity for fairness and that belief has served his clients well. If you are experiencing issues in the workplace regarding the FMLA leave you may be entitled to, he can help you get what rightly belongs to you and your family.
What Are Your Rights Under FMLA?
The FMLA is in place to provide eligible employees the ability to take leave to tend to family or medical needs. This leave is unpaid and is subject to job protection during the employee’s absence. FMLA is administered under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). An eligible employee is one who has worked for the employer for at least 12 months, meets stated requirements in regards to service hours and works at a site with at least 50 employees in a 75-mile radius. Eligible employees can receive up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
- Child birth and care of their newborn (within one year of birth)
- Care for a newly adopted child (within one year of placement)
- Providing foster care for a child (within one year of placement)
- Serving as a caregiver for a spouse, child or parent with a serious medical condition
- Responding to an urgent need connected to a spouse, child, parent or next of kin that serves in the armed forces on active duty
In the case of a serious injury to or illness of a military service member that is the employee’s spouse, child, parent or next of kin, up to 26 weeks of leave may be granted within a 12-month period to provide care. In any case, the leave may be used in increments or all at one time. Changes to FMLA now also include provisions for airline flight crew employees. Under FMLA, you have the right to take care of your family and tend to medical issues without fear of losing your job during leave.
Protecting the Rights of Employees to Receive FMLA leave in Chicago
If you have been denied leave under FMLA, harassed while on leave, or were terminated while on leave, you should seek the knowledgeable and thorough legal representation of Attorney Ross J. Peters. For over 18 years he has handled employment law claims, and has recovered just compensation for hundreds of clients in the Chicago area.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your FMLA leave. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at a location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.