Preparing for FMLA Disputes Before They Occur
Most employers will have an employee who has an illness, or who is 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 examination. 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 know the answers to these questions before the situation arises. At Thatcher Law Firm, we can counsel you to ensure that FMLA requests are handled in the right way to avoid litigation.
Even if every facet of an employee’s FMLA leave request is handled properly, there always remains the chance that litigation will ensue. You can put your trust in Thatcher Law Firm‘s team of employment lawyers, headed by managing member Linda Hitt Thatcher, to advise you properly in matters involving FMLA. Our Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., employment law attorneys have handled many FMLA matters from the employer and employee sides. This breadth of experience on both sides gives us a well-rounded view of these issues, contributing to our development of effective litigation strategies for our business clients.