Family and Medical Leave Act

Sometimes the unexpected happens. Serious illness or tragic accidents can suddenly alter your life and require that you take time off work in order to care for yourself or a family member who may be sick.

Under United States law, an employee is entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period with job protection. The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, requires that upon returning to work, the employer must provide the employee with the same job. If that job is unavailable, the employer must provide the employee with an alternative job that is equal to or higher in pay than the previous job.

If you have encountered difficulties in acquiring time off to care for a newborn child, a sick parent or relative, or your own illness, The Cochran Firm will provide you with the guidance you need from experienced FMLA lawyers to help you maintain your job.

Why do I Need an Attorney for FMLA?

If you feel like your employer is denying you your rights in connection to time off for family or medical leave, you should hire an attorney to help you to go through the legal processes of ensuring those rights. If you have lost your job for taking time off work, when you are entitled to 12 weeks unpaid leave with job protection for medical or other emergencies but would rather not jump through all the hoops of the legal process or become mired in the rigorous paperwork to get it back, The Cochran Firm can help. We are committed to working relentlessly for the compensation and the benefits to which you are legally entitled. Our job, as attorneys familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act, is to make the process of protecting your job and your benefits easier for you.

If you have recently lost your job because of a medical or personal emergency covered by FMLA would like legal assistance, please contact The Cochran Firm to meet with one of our many attorneys nationwide.