Leaves of Absence

The attorneys at Outten & Golden are steadfast supporters of workers' rights to leaves of absence, whether they are for medical reasons, to care for family members with medical issues, for the birth or adoption of a child, or for military service or training. Federal and some local laws protect workers who need to take leave for these reasons, and our attorneys help clients understand and exercise their legal rights, and avoid or fight against employer retaliation for taking leave.

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