If you recently had a baby, adopted a child, or took an extended leave from work due to illness, then you are entitled to get your job back upon return. Refusing to hold a position for you violates the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Since 1912, the lawyers at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. have been serving the needs of Wisconsin citizens. As one of the state’s most trusted law firms, we help wronged workers file employment law claims against their employers. Our Milwaukee FMLA attorneys ensure your rights are honored.
For more information and a free review of your potential claim, call (414) 240-1185.
Protecting Your Rights Under the FMLA
Under the federal FMLA, employers with 50 or more employees must grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period for any one or more of the following reasons:
- The birth and care of the newborn child of the employee
- Placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
- To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition
- For medical leave for the employee’s own serious health condition
Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Law requires all covered employers to grant employees of either sex up to 6 weeks of leave in a 12‑month period for these same conditions.
Upon return from FMLA leave, the employer must return the employee to the same position or to an “equivalent position with equivalent benefits, pay, status, and other terms and conditions of employment.” During leave, an employee is entitled to maintain health benefits coverage by paying the employee’s share (if any) of the premiums.
Learn About Your FMLA Rights
If you have questions about your employee rights under the federal or state Family and Medical Leave acts, our Milwaukee employment lawyers are here to help. We offer a free initial consultation and handle these claims on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay if we win.
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