Experienced Allegheny County Attorneys To Handle Your FMLA Litigation Case

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), most employers must provide their employees with unpaid leave for health care reasons, to aid a family member or the arrival of a new child. Both employers and employees have certain obligations under FMLA.

Some employers, however, refuse to grant time off because they lack knowledge regarding the law or misinterpret its provisions. In other cases, the employee fails to properly document the reason for the requested leave time, leading the employer to refuse leave.

Understand Your Rights And Take Action

If your employer has failed to grant you leave for a valid reason, or has terminated you because you insisted on taking the leave you are entitled to under FMLA, you have rights. In some cases involving FMLA violations, employees are entitled to compensation, restoration of lost benefits and / or reinstatement.

DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates P.C. in Pittsburgh is an experienced employment law firm. We represent employees with claims under FMLA and other federal and state employment laws. If your case has merit, we can represent you in an effort to secure your rights and other remedies available to you under the law.

Contact us for a free consultation. An attorney at our firm can review your case and discuss your legal options.


Simply stated, FMLA requires that employers must grant an employee up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period:

  • For the birth and care of a newborn child of the employee
  • When an employee adopts a child or takes a child into foster care
  • To care for a spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition
  • When an employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition

How We Can Help

Our firm can take legal action to secure your rights. Often, this involves filing suit in federal court, followed by mediation. In other cases, we can represent you at trial.

Some people have conditions that require medical attention for unfixed or at unpredictable intervals. In these cases, you may still have FMLA rights. DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates P.C. can represent you.

If you become completely unable to work due to illness or disability, you may have other options as well. We can represent you so that you can get the workers' compensation benefits you deserve or help you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Federal and state employment laws were enacted in large part to protect the rights of workers. DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates P.C. will use the law to help you get the medical leave or other benefits you are entitled to.

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