Disability Discrimination/FMLA In New Jersey
You Are Entitled To Time Off
Both federal and New Jersey state laws require certain employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave time to eligible employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child, or for the care of a seriously ill spouse, child or parent. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides leave time for covered employees for their own illnesses or disabilities, while the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) does not. The NJFLA expands the definition of “parent” to include parents-in-law and stepparents. Some employers, however, fail to act in accordance with these laws, or else they retaliate against the employee through termination or the denial of a promotion.
If you have been illegally denied the leave time you are entitled to, or if your employer has retaliated against you for taking or requesting leave time, the law firm of Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, can represent you.
We are committed to protecting the rights of employees in New Jersey. Our lawyers will vigorously represent you, seeking appropriate remedies, which can include back pay, employee benefits, attorney fees, court costs and reinstatement.
To learn more, contact our law office in Hazlet or East Brunswick, New Jersey. We represent clients in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.
Experienced FMLA And NJFLA Advocates
Our team of employment law attorneys has more than 80 years of combined experience. We understand the complexities of federal and New Jersey family leave law, and we know how to advocate in appropriate venues to achieve our clients’ goals. Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, will act promptly to investigate your case and seek the remedies for you.
Representing Employees With Disabilities
The FMLA and NJFLA do not require employees to take unpaid leave time over a continuous period. If you have need for periodic time off from work (for example, to attend physical therapy sessions or for other reasons), you can take that time, provided that you give proper notice to your employer. If you have been denied leave time or suffered adverse consequences for asking for or taking leave time, our disability discrimination attorneys can represent you.
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