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Most people do not realize that they have certain rights under the law when it comes to medical leave. If you think your rights have been violated by your employer and you need a family medical leave act attorney in Los Angeles, we are here to help. The Azadian Law Group, PC has the experienced and knowledgeable team you need right now. We will get to the bottom of what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

What is protected when it comes to medical leave in California?

You may not realize that workers are afforded significant protections when it comes to taking medical leave for various reasons. Both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) are available to workers.

All California employers must comply with the FMLA if they have at least 50 employees for at least 20 weeks in the current or previous year. In order for an employee to be eligible for FMLA protections, they must:

  • Have worked for the company at least a year
  • Have worked at least 1,250 hours the previous year
  • Have worked at a location with 50 employees within a 75-mile radius

Under the FMLA and the CFRA, employees can take time away from work for the following reasons:

  • The birth of a child or adoption of a child by the employee
  • The recovery from a serious health condition requiring continuing treatment or inpatient care
  • The serious health condition of a spouse, child, or parent

For those who are eligible for and use their legally afforded time off, they can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (this time does not have to be consecutive. Employers are breaking the law if they fail to provide this time or retaliate against an employer for taking their unpaid leave.

  • Even if you did not specifically request medical leave, you are still protected if your employer was aware of the circumstances of your leave.

The state of California has various laws and regulations in place to protect workers who are not eligible for FLMA/CFRA coverage. Please speak with a qualified family medical leave act attorney in Los Angeles about your particular case moving forward.

What your attorney will do to help you now

Employers should not be able to violate state or federal law. If you have been denied your lawful medical leave by your employer, seek legal assistance today. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we have a thorough understanding of these cases and are ready to get to work. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Lost back pay and loss of future wages
  • Your court costs and legal fees
  • Possible liquidated damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against your employer

When you need a Los Angeles family medical leave act attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 213-229-9031.

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