Medical Leave Claims

Taking medical leave is a necessity for many California employees, whether they face an illness or pregnancy or must take care of a loved one with a serious medical condition. Employers, however, do not always comply with state and federal laws that guarantee employees medical leave.

If you have been denied medical leave or retaliated against for taking medical leave, the attorneys at California Employment Counsel, APC, are here to protect your rights. We handle medical leave claims and other employment law matters for clients throughout Orange County and across Southern California.

Family And Medical Leave

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in the event of a medical condition suffered by the employee or a family member, or in the event of a pregnancy or adoption of a child. If an employee qualifies for FMLA leave, it is unlawful for the employer to fire that employee or retaliate against him or her in any way. Also, employers must maintain group health benefits for the employee for that period of time.

In California, employees are also protected by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which offers many of the same protections as the FMLA. The CFRA provides both mothers and fathers with protected leave for bonding with their newborn or newly adopted child. Our lawyers are well-versed in the state and federal employment laws that govern medical leave issues and can provide you with the experienced advice and advocacy you need.

Free Initial Consultation · No Recovery, No Attorney Fee For Employee Cases

The employment lawyers at California Employment Counsel, APC, handle medical leave claims for clients throughout Orange County and across Southern California. Contact us today online or by telephone at 714-462-3641 or toll free at 866-545-2415 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Orange County medical leave attorney.

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