Family And Medical Leave

A Work-Life Balance Is Possible

The Family and Medical Leave Act was designed to help employees deal with their own or a family member's medical problems without having to worry about harming their standing with their employer. The law has exceptions and requirements, however, which is why you may need a strong legal advocate by your side.

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks' worth of unpaid leave to care for themselves or a family member without having to be fearful that they could be fired after filing an FMLA claim.

However, there are eligibility requirements: the company must have at least 50 employees and the employee must have worked there for at least one year (or about 1250 hours).

The reasons for taking FMLA leave vary, but they often include one of the following:

  • Adoption or birth of a child
  • Caring for your own serious health condition
  • Caring for an immediate family member's serious health condition

The definition of "serious health condition" can be complex. Arizona attorney Elizabeth D. Tate is skilled in understanding the nuances of this term and can help you make a plan for filing for FMLA with your employer.

Consult About FMLA

When you call Elizabeth D. Tate, you get a personal appointment with a knowledgeable lawyer. Call her at her central Phoenix office today: 602-842-6971. Or, contact her via her online form to set up an appointment.