FMLA and disability discrimination claims in north Florida and south Georgia

Tallahassee Lawyers for Disability Discrimination Claims

Representing Employees in North Florida and South Georgia for 20 Years

Pregnant women, those who require leave due to the serious health condition of themselves or a covered family member, and people with disabilities are afforded specific employment rights and protections under two federal laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Unfortunately, employers routinely ignore these laws, misinform employees or retaliate when workers invoke their rights. The Tallahassee law firm of Marie A. Mattox, P.A., is known for holding those companies accountable through lawsuits to enforce rights or collect damages.

Serving North Florida and South Georgia, our lawyers represent disabled workers, pregnant workers and others covered under FMLA or ADA. Contact us today for a consultation.

Family and Medical Leave Act Discrimination

The FMLA allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (not necessarily consecutive) to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, to attend to a family member who is seriously ill, or for personal leave for a serious health condition.

Interfering with family leave or pregnancy leave is illegal. Qualifying employers must accommodate FMLA leave and are strictly required to inform employees of their FMLA rights. We have successfully sued employers for failing to inform workers, for intentional misinformation, for refusing to allow leave, and for threatened or actual retaliation.

Americans With Disabilities Act Discrimination

The ADA makes it illegal to discriminate in hiring or in the workplace on the basis of a person's physical or mental disabilities. Furthermore, the ADA requires employers to make reasonable accommodations of the disability in order for that person to perform his or her job.

A common form of discrimination is refusing to hire disabled workers who are equally or more qualified than other applicants. Other disabled employees are treated unequally in job assignments and promotions, or they are terminated when they demand accommodations such as handicapped parking, special equipment or adjusted work hours.

Experienced Employment Law Advocates

If you believe that an employer's adverse employment actions were related to your FMLA leave or disability, our experienced legal team will vigorously advocate for you. Founding attorney Marie Mattox has litigated these cases for more than 20 years in state, federal and appeals courts of Florida and Georgia, with consistently good results for our clients.

Call us at 850-383-4800 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with a Tallahassee FMLA claims discrimination attorney.