Preparing For FMLA Disputes Before They Occur
Most employers will be faced with an employee who is ill or a caregiver seeking to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Some of these requests are legitimate, but some are dubious and require scrutiny. Important questions for your business to consider include:
- How much examination of a request is allowed?
- When must FMLA leave be offered even if it is not requested?
- What must be done when an employee does not return from scheduled FMLA leave on time?
It is best to be prepared for these questions before the situation arises. At Thatcher Law Firm, we can counsel you to ensure that FMLA requests are handled the right way the first time, thus obviating the need for litigation.
Even if every facet of an employee’s FMLA leave request is handled properly, there always remains the chance that litigation will arise. In this circumstance, you can put your trust in Thatcher Law Firm‘s team of employment lawyers, headed by managing member Linda Hitt Thatcher, who has been consistently named one of the Washingtonian’s top employment lawyers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.
Our Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., FMLA disputes attorneys have handled many FMLA matters from the employer and employee sides. Because we understand the plaintiff’s side of these issues, we are familiar with the best strategies to effectively defend and dispose of FMLA lawsuits for your business.