Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants employees up to 12 weeks unpaid leave each year for personal medical leave, to care for a newborn or adopted child or to care for a close family member who is ill.

Some employers fail to comply with this law or discriminate against employees who try to take advantage of the law's provisions. One very common form of discrimination occurs when a mother taking maternity leave is denied a promotion or reassigned to other job duties upon her return to the workplace. If you have been denied family leave time, have had your pay docked for taking it or have suffered discrimination for taking family leave, you have rights.

Samuel J. Cordes & Associates can represent you in order to obtain compensation and justice. Contact us for a consultation with an attorney.

We Will Stand Up for You

Sometimes employment discrimination against people who try to take family leave time is very subtle and hard to distinguish. Being suddenly shifted to new job responsibilities or receiving negative job reviews may constitute unlawful discrimination. Our lawyers have extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of FMLA and related employment laws. Health care reform enacted in 2010 prevents discrimination against mothers who need time to breastfeed their babies.

If we determine that you have been discriminated against, our firm will stand up for you.

Do You Care for a Disabled Child?

FMLA grants a parent of a disabled child up to 12 weeks unpaid leave time per year to care for that child. If you have a disabled child and have been denied leave or had your pay reduced for taking leave, our firm can represent you.

Learn more about family responsibility issues and pregnancy discrimination, or call us at 866-570-1680 to talk with a lawyer about your case.

Contact a Pennsylvania FMLA Lawyer

For consultation with Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, contact our firm.