Family Medical Leave Act Claims

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims

How Our Pittsburgh Employment Lawyer Can Help Protect You

The Family and Medical Leave Act, a set of federal rules commonly known as FMLA, provides protection to employees who need to take time off from work for important health and personal reasons. The best known feature of FMLA is its provision of up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for an employee while protecting that employee from losing his or her job or being demoted or otherwise punished for being absent.

Did Your Employer Break the Law?

If your employer mistreated you because of FMLA-protected leave that you took or requested, you can file a lawsuit in federal or state court to seek compensation for damages caused by the unlawful actions of your employer. Damages can include lost wages (both "front pay" and "back pay"), infliction of emotional distress, and more.

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we represent employees who are experiencing serious work-related legal problems in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and throughout western Pennsylvania.

We handle FMLA-related cases involving:

  • Employees who need to take time off due to stressful family events
  • Maternity leave and adoption
  • Pregnancy and complications
  • Surgery and other medical procedures
  • Treatment for mental health and chemical dependency problems

Experience That Matters

Our firm has nearly 40 years of experience handling difficult employment matters. Our lawyers can help you protect your legal rights if your employer violated them. If you are searching for a Family and Medical Leave Act attorney, please talk to us. We work hard to serve to answer your questions and help you decide how to proceed.

Contact us for a free, confidential consultation at (412) 453-3341.