How Medical Leave Works In Oregon
Under state and federal medical leave law, people working for companies with more than 50 employees are granted up to six weeks of medical leave to care for immediate family members in need of medical assistance. In many cases, the Oregon medical leave law grants additional rights not covered under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Were You Denied Medical Leave? Talk To Us Now.
If you have been denied medical leave rights by your employer, talk to the Law Offices of Daniel Snyder right away. We are recognized as one of Portland’s prominent employment law firms. We offer aggressive, effective representation for workers who have had their legal rights violated on the job. This has led to a strong history of negotiated settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients, including a verdict of $1.8 million for a lawsuit involving a denied medical leave under state law.
Contact us to discuss your case. The laws regarding state and federal medical leave are very specific. We will give you an honest, clear assessment of your case and help you decide whether to pursue damages against your company.
What Are Some Of The Differences Between State And Federal Law?
In general, Oregon’s medical leave law is stricter than the federal FMLA. Under federal law, your employer must offer you a comparable job following your return to work. Under Oregon law, your employer must place you back in the exact job, at the exact pay. In addition, the FMLA requires a worker to be employed for a full year before medical leave rights kick in. Under Oregon law, only six months employment is required. Oregon law also allows an employee to take time off from work to care for a sick child, without applying for official medical leave through state or federal process.
Should You Tell Your Boss You Are Filing A Discrimination Claim?
If you are considering filing a discrimination claim because your boss denied you medical leave, talk to an experienced employment law attorney first. Filing a claim will involve a thorough investigation and will be seen as a threat. Telling your boss often prompts management to hire a lawyer and withhold important evidence. We will handle everything discretely and professionally.
Contact us to learn more about medical leave and whether your rights have been violated on the job. Call 503-821-7898.