Many employers do not understand the law when it comes to employee medical leaves. If your employer denies your request to go on leave or retaliates against you for taking medical leaves of absence, your employment rights probably have been violated and you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead employment attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. If you are having a problem with your employer on any employment issue, contact us to discuss your case and your options. In Southern California, we have offices in Bakersfield, Gardena, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Riverside, San Diego, and Sherman Oaks. In Northern California we have an office in Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. We handle employee lawsuits in all parts of California whether you are in Folsom, Fresno, or Hesperia. Our team of employment lawyers aggressively files employee lawsuits in all sorts of California counties.
Maternity or paternity leave to care for a newly born or adopted child
Medical leave to care for yourself or a family member
Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence
Leave for jury duty
Workers' compensation leave due to work-related injury
Many employers are confused over the overlapping laws that may apply to an employee's work leave of leave. For example, in California employee rights to take certain types of medical leaves may be protected by the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act otherwise known as the California Family Rights Act, and Pregnancy Disability Leave. Since your company's human resources department may not be adequately trained, it is best to consult an experienced employment law attorney to determine your rights under California law. We take new client calls Monday through Friday from 8:45 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. at 1-877-525-0700. At times other than these hours, including on weekends, we generally check all e-mail inquiries every one to three hours.
If you are eligible for leave, the law protects you from adverse employment actions for exercising your right to take leave. Examples of adverse employment actions include firing you, demoting you, not promoting you, failing to reinstate you, or transferring you to a less-desirable location or shift.
To see if you might have a case, call our California employment lawyers at 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.