Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations

Employment Lawyers - The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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.

Our Philadelphia employment law firm accepts FMLA matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Find out if you have legal rights for an FMLA violation. Contact our employment law firm for a free, no obligation consultation.

Illegal Employer Actions - Violations of FMLA in PA & NJ

Did You Experience Retaliation at Work for Taking or Requesting FMLA Leave?

Getting Fired or Terminated 

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.

Denying Leave or Time Off

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

Demotions or Other Negative Consequences

In other situations, employers retaliate against or penalize employees by demoting them into inferior positions upon their return. They also have been known to retaliate by refusing to provide health care coverage during the employee’s leave or refusing to 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 across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Advocating for Mistreated Employees

Koller Law specializes in helping employees with employment law violations throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Employees who have experienced retaliation by their employers as a result of utilizing their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act may have legal rights to receive compensation.

Unlike many of our competitors, we have experience working on both sides of the law. Prior to opening his private practice, firm founder David Koller worked with several reputable law firms in the Philadelphia area, handling defense for employers. In one instance, he represented one of the world’s largest employers.

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

We Know FMLA & Employment Law. We 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 our office. We can sit down with you, talk about your situation, the law and how we can help.

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

Call (215) 545-8917 today for a confidential case review.

Page last reviewed and updated: March 18, 2021

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(March 14, 2021)
A Pa. mom says her boss forced her out of her job during the pandemic. She sued.

It’s close to impossible for many parents to work and also care for young children, said Philadelphia employment lawyer David Koller, who represents Delaney.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective March 2020, required employers to provide paid sick leave and paid leave to care for children whose schools had closed due to the pandemic. Employees who suffered demotions, lost pay, terminations or other negative consequences at work may be able to make a claim under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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