Medical Leave Lawyer in Arizona

Medical Leave

If your employer prevents you from taking time off work to which you are legally entitled, you may have a legal claim against them. Thunderbird Law Group serves the people and zealously defends their right to take time off work for medical reasons or to care for their families.

Our team of advocates can help you stand up for your rights and hold your employer accountable for mistreating you.

Federal and State Laws Protect Your Right to Take Care of Your Health and Your Family

Workers provide immense value to their employers through the effort that they put forth on a physical, mental, and human level. In return, the worker receives wages, benefits, and legal protections. A category of those benefits allows the worker to take time off while caring for their family or addressing their own medical issues. These rights are enshrined in federal and Arizona state law.

We understand that, unfortunately, not all employers follow the law and allow workers to take time off. Further, because of the rapidly changing times during the pandemic, the rules changed quickly, and your employer may not have done their due diligence to keep up.

Whether your employer acted intentionally or not, if you did not get the time off that you deserved or were penalized for taking time off, you may have a claim against them. We will thoroughly investigate the facts in your case and advise you on possible next steps. We will also help you gather and file the legal paperwork and represent you in court.

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 allows workers to temporarily take time off work to seek medical attention or provide for their families without fear of losing their job or suffering other adverse consequences. The law applies to employees who have worked for their employer for at least 12 months. Additionally, it applies to those who worked for their employer for at least 1,250 hours in the prior 12 months.

Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act

Arizona’s Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act is a recent yet profound change to Arizona’s labor law. Under the new law, the Arizona minimum wage gradually increases to $13.85 per hour by 2023 for most workers.

The regulation additionally requires that employers with 15 or more employees award workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of work, up to a maximum of 40 hours (unless the employer chooses a higher maximum). Employers with less than 15 employees must do the same; however, the default maximum paid sick leave is 24 hours annually unless the employer elects a higher amount.

Thunderbird Law Group: We Will Fight for Your Rights

If you or your loved one were denied medical leave or penalized for lawfully taking time off, contact our compassionate team online or by calling 602-753-2933.

We will fight for your rights to help you receive compensation for your employers’ illegal actions. Our team assists employees like you to secure justice.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.


Legal issues can be very timely matters that require immediate attention – the faster you begin pursuing resolutions, the better your chances of obtaining them. Contact us for further information.

Reach out today