Kansas City Attorneys for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations

Employees are afforded specific rights and job protections under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Specifically, eligible employees are entitled to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period for a variety of events, including the following:

  • The birth of a child
  • Welcoming a new child through adoption or foster care
  • Caring for a seriously injured immediate family member
  • An employee’s own serious health condition

Under the FMLA, an employer may not terminate or take any adverse employment actions against an employer for exercising their rights under this Act. The FMLA also provides that the employee is to be restored to the position held at the time the leave was taken, that no benefits are to be lost, and that the employee’s pay is not reduced as a result of the employee taking the leave. Lastly, the FMLA protects the employee from any retaliation the employer might take because the employee requested the leave.

If you were subjected to an adverse employment action for asserting your rights under the FMLA, you may be entitled to take legal action against your employer. By filing an FMLA lawsuit, an employee may be eligible to recover a wide variety of damages including back pay, front pay, attorney fees, and litigation costs.

Contact an Experienced Kansas City FMLA Attorney

If you have been subjected to an adverse employment action due to exercising your rights under the FMLA, you may be able to pursue a claim against your employer. Located in the greater Kansas City area, Brady & Associates provides knowledgeable legal representation for employees whose rights have been violated. Call (913) 696-0925 or contact us to learn more about our legal services.