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    Everyone struggles to balance their employment obligations with their families’ needs. However, when push comes to shove, we often sacrifice time with our families to satisfy our employer’s demands. Indeed, the U.S. is the most overworked developed nation in the world.

    Sooner or later, life throws a curve ball at us and we’re temporarily unable to work. Sometimes, these changes are exciting, such as a pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, or foster care placement. In other cases, the changes are devastating, such as the illness or death of a loved one. One thing is certain – we deserve a well-earned break during those challenging times.

    If your employer punished you for taking family or medical leave, you should contact an Atlanta employment dispute lawyer. The FMLA lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers have successfully represented many employees.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674. Or, you can fill-out our online form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta FMLA lawyer.

    What is the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA)?

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides job security to hard-working employees that desire to raise families or take time off for illness-related situations. The Act permits eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for pregnancy, care of a newborn or adopted child, or a serious health condition of the employee themselves or family member. The leave can be taken all at once, or intermittently. Once employees return from leave, they are entitled to have their job and benefits restored.

    What Are Some Examples Of FMLA Retaliation?

    Unfortunately, many employers are hostile towards employees that take FMLA leave. For instance, an employee returning from FMLA leave may suffer:

    • Job termination or demotion
    • Wage cuts
    • Loss of seniority
    • Ineligibility for a promotion that you’re otherwise qualified for
    • Diversion to “mommy” tenure track

    Moreover, some employers even mislead their employees to believe they’re not covered by the Act.

    We urge you to contact the Atlanta FMLA lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC if your employer retaliated against you because you took family or medical leave. We’ll help you obtain justice for your losses.

    How Can FMLA Lawyers Help Me?

    FMLA lawyers can help you recover the following compensation types:

    • Lost back pay – Back pay covers lost wages, salary, and benefits.
    • Lost front pay – You can recover front pay if your employer’s harassment harmed your career prospects.
    • Liquidated damages – These are available when your employer acted in bad faith, as opposed to making an honest mistake. Liquidated damages are equal to the amount of back and front pay.

    Additionally, you may recover attorneys’ fees and costs.

    The FMLA Lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers Can Help

    Call our FMLA lawyers today at (404) 419-6674. Or, you can fill-out our online form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta FMLA lawyer. We’ll help you win justice.

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