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Explaining Your Legal Rights In The Family And Medical Leave Act

Not all employers realize that, under both state and federal law, employees have rights to leave under certain circumstances generally related to the health or medical condition of the employee or a member of the employee’s family. If you believe that your employer is unlawfully denying your right to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or similar Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia laws, contact an experienced employment law attorney at Thatcher Law Firm in Greenbelt for a thorough review and candid appraisal of your claims.

Working To Protect Your Rights

We represent clients at both ends of the family leave process – those employees whose companies are making it unnecessarily difficult or impossible to take advantage of protected leave rights and workers who encounter retaliation or discrimination by an employer following a period of pregnancy leave, disability leave or other right covered under the FMLA. We can advise you about the extent of your rights and the viability of your claims related to any of the following:

  • Pregnancy and maternity or paternity leave
  • Parenting time pending or following the adoption of a child
  • Time off for surgery, an organ transplant, cancer treatment or other intensive medical procedures that require ongoing care or a period of convalescence
  • Leave to care for a child, spouse or parent whose medical or convalescent needs require your attention
  • Disability benefits
  • Discrimination or retaliation after you’ve been cleared for work following a period of disability under Virginia or Maryland workers’ compensation

Experience You Can Trust

Not only does managing partner Linda Hitt Thatcher bring more than 30 years of focused employment law experience to the resolution of FMLA and other disability claims, but her associates are also rapidly developing a reputation as knowledgeable and highly skilled advocates in the challenging area of health and disability rights in the workplace.

Just as much as our focus on employment law gives our clients an advantage with respect to the full range of workplace rights issues, our carefully limited caseload helps ensure that your situation receives our full attention and the benefit of our proven experience. Clients of Thatcher Law Firm never have to wait to hear from our lawyers about the progress or status of their claims. We keep you advised or return your calls as quickly as possible.

For additional information about your rights to medical or disability leave or any other employment law issue, contact a lawyer at Thatcher Law Firm in Greenbelt by calling 301-850-1246. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.