In California, no employer can deny a qualified employee medical leave within the boundaries of the law. Also, employers cannot retaliate against employees who utilize their legal rights to medical leave. Understanding your medical leave rights as a worker in Los Angeles is an important step toward protecting them – and toward seeking appropriate remedies from an employer who infringed upon your rights or unlawfully retaliated against you. For help with these types of claims in LA, our attorneys can help.
Clients choose The Law Office of Omid Nosrati because we have experience, commitment to clients, and a reputation for trustworthy legal services in Southern California. Our team is 100% dedicated to employees in California. We do not represent employers. We sympathize with the plights of California’s wronged workers and want to help give voices to employees who otherwise would stay silent about wrongdoings and injustices – including medical leave violations or retaliation. Learn why clients choose us, and fellow attorneys recommend us for all types of employment law claims in Los Angeles.
California has multiple laws in place regarding employees’ rights to take medical leave. These include the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) law. Different laws will apply to you depending on your medical condition, status as an employee, and the size of the company that employs you. In general, these are the rights of employees to take medical leave in California:
It is every employer’s duty to be aware of the laws that apply to his or her employees in California. Employers must comply with all federal and state requirements. Under no circumstance is it legal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for taking medical leave. If you’re in a situation in which an employer is denying you medical leave or penalizing you for taking it, speak to one of our attorneys. You could be eligible for compensation for your lost wages, back pay, wrongful termination, emotional distress, attorney’s fees, and other losses. Talk to a Los Angeles employment lawyer today for more information.