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Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you have a right to not lose your job if you take medical leave due to your serious heath condition, or to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. However, there are certain requirements in order to be qualified for this protection. 

You are covered by the FMLA  if you have been employed for one year, or will be employed for one year at the time you need FMLA protected medical leave. You are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, and are entitled to be returned to the same position or an equivalent position upon your return from medical leave. In addition, you should not be required to perform work while on protected medical leave. It is also illegal for your employer to retaliate against you or terminate your employment for taking protected medical leave. 

If you want to know if you are covered by this law or have taken FMLA protected medical leave leave and your employer interfered with your medical leave or retaliated against you for asking for or taking medical leave, call us at (404) 618-3838 or email us at

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