Family and Medical Leave Act

Ohio FMLA Law Violation Attorney

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees up to 12 unpaid weeks off from work when they are unable to work because of serious illness, or after the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition.

At Stepter Law Office, we represent eligible employees whose employers have unlawfully denied them FMLA leave. We also represent employees who were granted FMLA leave and then retaliated against for taking leave.

Denied Leave? Employment Terminated?

Contact Employment Law Specialist Rayl L. Stepter

Fighting for Your Rights Since 1993

At Stepter Law Office, Columbus, Ohio attorney Rayl L. Stepter, an employment law specialist, has represented employees who have been demoted and/or terminated for taking time off work to care for an immediate family member or for their own serious medical condition.

Games Employers Play

Often employees don’t know to ask specifically for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Employers may deny FMLA leave by playing games with procedures. They may make unreasonable requests to certify a medical condition, for example. Or they may grant leave, and then terminate the employee based on an employee performance review that does not accurately reflect the employee’s work performance.

Who Qualifies for FMLA Leave?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, you are eligible for FMLA leave if you:

  • Work for an employer who employs 50 or more people
  • Have been employed for at least 12 months
  • Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the start of the leave
  • Are employed at a worksite where 50 or more employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles of that worksite.

For more specific information about your FMLA leave concerns, contact Stepter Law Office today.

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From offices in the Polaris area of Columbus, Ohio, FMLA law lawyer Rayl L. Stepter represents clients throughout the state, including the cities of Columbus, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Westerville, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, and Grove City, OH, as well as residents of Franklin County.