Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Law

Serving Des Moines, Iowa And The Surrounding Cities And Communities

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act provides numerous employment protections for employees who need to miss work for family or medical reasons. In addition to the most familiar protection – the right of parents to take time off following the birth of a child – the FMLA can be used by employees to take time off for any serious medical problem that:

  • Incapacitates you for three or more days, or
  • Requires intermittent leave from work under a doctor’s care
  • Affects an immediate family member

Under FMLA law, you have a right to time off even for a bad case of the flu that makes it impossible work. If you have questions regarding your FMLA rights, we can help.

Has your employer questioned your right to time off under the FMLA? Do you suspect your employer has retaliated against you after you exercised your right to time off under the FMLA? Call Stoltze & Updegraff, P.L.C. at (515) 244-1473.

Employers are forbidden to deny legitimate requests for time off from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act. They are also forbidden to retaliate against employees who request or take time off. Has your employer responded to FMLA requests by:

  • Demoting you
  • Refusing to keep your job open for you when you return to work
  • Terminating you
  • Reprimanding you or writing you up
  • Any other action affecting the terms and conditions of your employment

The FMLA allows for financial compensation in many instances of FMLA violations, including, in some scenarios, the recovery of attorney fees. For more information regarding your FMLA rights, contact the experienced trial attorneys at Stoltze & Updegraff, P.L.C.

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If you have questions regarding FMLA law, employment discrimination or wrongful termination, contact our firm. We accept credit cards, are available for weekend and evening appointments, are conveniently located near the Des Moines civic center and work with Spanish and Bosnian translators. To contact us, call (515) 244-1473.