In California, it is against the law for an employer to terminate an employee for taking medical leave, but it happens more frequently than people think. Some employees are shocked to learn that their employer simply doesn’t care about them and the challenges they and their families face.
At California Employment Counsel, APC, we represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated after taking medical leave. We protect our clients’ legal rights and hold employers accountable for their inconsiderate actions.
If one of these things happened to you, you should talk to one of our employment law attorneys as soon as possible:
- You returned from an illness (such as cancer), surgery or pregnancy to be fired, terminated or laid off under unfair circumstances.
- You took extended leave — beyond the normal 12 weeks prescribed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — for your own medical issues, or to care for a sick spouse, parent or child, and lost your job as a result of it.
- Your manager doubted the seriousness of your medical condition and treated you disrespectfully or harassed you.
- Your boss deliberately gave you poor performance ratings or write-ups, and the company used those as an excuse to terminate you.
Contact California Employment Counsel, APC, for practical advice about retaliation and medical leave. Our firm is based in Orange County but handles cases statewide.