Honolulu Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer
Employees who qualify for protection under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are entitled to job protection for a certain amount of time while they are on leave. Unfortunately, some employers do not observe this law and others may discriminate against individuals who wish to take leave under FMLA.
At the Law Offices of Scot Stuart Brower in Honolulu, Hawaii, we understand the concerns that employees often have regarding FMLA. Our attorney, Scot Stuart Brower, has an extensive knowledge of FMLA laws and how they impact both employees and employers. He leads our firm in aggressively standing up for clients’ rights in FMLA, discrimination and other employment law matters. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns with a member of our legal team.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is applicable in family and medical situations that affect employees, allowing them up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year to address family matters and personal medical situations. It covers certain types of employees who are employed by employers that meet certain criteria. A business must have a certain number of employees for FMLA to apply. Many small businesses may not be required to provide employees with FMLA protection. However, regardless of the size of the business, you need to know what your rights are. If you believe you are entitled to FMLA protection it is important that you speak with a lawyer who understands your rights and can explain whether or not you are allowed that leave.
A pregnant woman is entitled to all of the benefits and opportunities as if she was not pregnant. Employers cannot legally deny promotions, benefits or wrongfully terminate a pregnant woman solely based on the fact that she is pregnant. Any type of demotion, change in job responsibilities and/or other actions due to employer perception of the pregnancy are actionable causes and should be pursued.
Contact a Hawaii Family and Medical Leave Act Lawyer
We can assist you in understanding your legal rights to a leave from work so you can focus on your personal and family matters. To schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled FMLA and maternity leave law attorney, please contact us online