With the economy still struggling, jobs are few and far between. If you must take a prolonged leave of absence, your job may not be as protected as you think. During these challenging times, employers are quick to replace injured workers, knowing that a large pool of qualified applicants is at their fingertips.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we represent injured workers who have encountered difficulties with their employer following a temporary leave of absence. Our attorneys will stand up for your rights and help you protect your job in a time when income is absolutely necessary.
Email us or call 215-310-0001, or 877-794-2396 toll free to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Philadelphia or other locations statewide. We are ready to listen to you and help during these difficult times.
File For FMLA Whenever Possible
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows workers to take a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave in the event of injury, illness, pregnancy or the need to care for a sick family member. The FMLA requires employers to protect the employee’s position as well as provide health benefits during this time. However, an employee is only eligible for leave under the FMLA if he or she has worked for his or her current employer for 12 months, logged at least 1,250 hours over a 12-month period, and the employer has at least 50 or more employees within 75 miles.
An accident in your home or on the job can result in the need to take an extended leave from your place of employment. If you do not file for FMLA leave, your employer does not have to protect your job. As such, you will not have any legal recourse if you are terminated. In these turbulent economic times, be certain to take the appropriate steps to protect your livelihood.
Are You An Injured Worker? Protect Your Job During The Recession.
As an injured worker, you have a right to file for FMLA leave whether the injury took place at work or in another location. Many employers choose not to inform their employees of this important fact. Don’t let your employer have the upper hand. Contact us to learn more about your options for protecting your job in the event of an injury. You can also call us at 215-310-0001, or 877-794-2396 toll free.