HOUSTON MEDICAL LEAVE ATTORNEY
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Has your employer denied your request for medical leave to treat a serious medical condition or care for an immediate family member with a serious medical condition? Or, has he or she rejected your request for maternity leave? If so, it is imperative to seek legal representation from a qualified employment law attorney.
At the Law Office of Chukwudi Egbuonu, we are dedicated protecting the rights of our clients when it comes to their medical needs. Our Houston employment lawyer possesses a thorough understanding of Texas employment laws and court proceedings in order to obtain the outcome you desire and help make the best recovery possible for you or your loved one.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Requirements
In Texas, the FMLA allows employees to take a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid time off each year to treat a serious medical condition, care for a loved one with a serious medical condition, as well as the birth or adoption of a new child. However, the FMLA only applies to specific employers and employees. For the FMLA to apply to an employer, he or she needs to have 50 or more employees within 75 miles radius.
This act provides rights to employees who:
- Work for a qualified employer
- Been employed for at least 12 months with that particular employer
- Worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months
An employer can also provide paid medical leave or maternity/paternity leave for their employees, but they must adhere to the policy for all employees. He or she is also accountable for providing adequate FMLA notice to an employee prior to the employee taking medical leave or maternity/paternity leave.
Get the Help You Need with Our Houston Employment Lawyer
The FMLA prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who lawfully takes medical leave. Our Houston employment law attorney has what it takes fight for your right to take FMLA leave or protect you against retaliation from your employer.