Understanding How The Family Medical Leave Act Protects You

Enacted in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law designed to protect workers who need to take time off work to care for themselves or a family member. Companies with at least 50 employees must comply with all provisions of this law.

Illegal Employer Actions

In some cases, workers are simply barred from returning to work after taking leave. Under the law, this is strictly prohibited. A large premise of the FMLA states that those who take time off get their job back when they return.

Other situations, however, involve more inconspicuous violations. Sometimes employers will simply deny workers leave rights because they claim the employee is ineligible or failed to provide proper notice of leave.

In other situations, employers penalize employees by demoting them into inferior positions upon their return. They also have been known to refuse to provide health care coverage during the employee's leave or provide the same benefits upon the employee's return.

These are all situations that can and do happen to workers of all industries every day.

I Can Be Your Advocate

I am employment law attorney Dave Koller, and I specialize in helping those with employment law violations throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, particularly those who have experienced retaliation by their employers as a result of utilizing their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Unlike many of my competitors, I have experience working on both sides of the law. Prior to opening my own private practice, I worked with several reputable law firms, handling defense for employers. In one instance, I represented one of the world's largest employers.

Today, my passion lies in representing you — the worker. Together with my experienced staff, including a licensed psychologist, I have the experience and knowledge to be the advocate you need and deserve.

I Know The Law. I Can Help You.

If you believe you have faced retaliation by your employer for requesting or taking time off of work under the FMLA, contact my office. I can sit down with you, talk about your situation, the law and how I can help.

There are different types of damages available for workers wrongfully denied FMLA rights, including back pay and job reinstatement. Contact me to find out which ones might be available to you.

Call 215-545-8917 or send me a confidential email.