Cancer Leave Lawyers Orange County
Employees have the right to be treated fairly in the workplace regardless of their age, race, gender or disability. In fact, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created specifically to ensure that disabled workers are provided with the necessary accommodations and not discriminated against. If you or a loved one was mistreated at work, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced employment law attorney.
California Employment Counsel, APC, representing clients in Orange County and throughout the state, is prepared to offer legal advice and guidance to employees facing a wide array of issues. In recent years, the government has taken great strides in ensuring the fair treatment of employees with disabilities. The ADA was specifically amended to include cancer. Title I of the ADA provides protections for workers with cancer. Our lawyers can listen to the facts of your case and educate you on your legal options.
Cancer And California FMLA
One powerful tool at an employee’s disposal is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If eligible, an employee can take a lengthy unpaid leave from work and still have a position to return to under the FMLA.
Your attorney can describe the specifics about how the FMLA relates to your situation, but in short, you might be eligible to take leave if you are unable to work because of a serious illness. Cancer and the treatment of cancer can fit into this criterion. Do not hesitate to discuss your case with a skilled lawyer.
Battling Cancer – And Losing Your Job
Fighting cancer can consume every bit of your energy. A cancer diagnosis affects your family and your friends, and it can impact your career.
In the state of California, it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you on the basis of a medical condition like cancer or on the basis of the fact that you took medical leave to get treatment for the illness. In many situations, a wrongful termination case means an employer did wrong legally and ethically. The legal part calls for the advice of an experienced employment law attorney.
California Employment Counsel, APC, is highly experienced in cases involving employees who were mistreated by their employers, even while they were battling cancer. As your law firm, we can help you by:
- Reviewing your case and explaining your options for moving forward
- Advising you on how to protect your family, health, career and financial interests
- Assertively negotiating with or aggressively litigating against your employer
- Working methodically toward the best possible case result
Get Advice From A Law Firm You Can Trust
Our attorneys have a long history of winning difficult employment cases, including many cases fought on behalf of employees with disabilities and significant illnesses. We are highly experienced advocates who take pride in representing clients who only want to be treated with fairness and respect during a difficult time.
Both of the firm’s lawyers, Ray Hane and Melissa Cardenas, have strong backgrounds in the defense of employment claims. This experience allows them to look at your case with an understanding of how your employer will handle it — and to stay a step ahead of parties that would deny your rights and condone wrongful termination.
Contact us for a free consultation. California Employment Counsel, APC, is based in Orange County, California, but we serve employees throughout the state.
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Were you diagnosed with cancer and denied a cancer leave from work? Our firm will carefully review your case and provide the honest assessment you need.
Contact us online or call (714) 462-8376 or toll free at 866-545-2415 for a free consultation. California Employment Counsel, APC, represents plaintiffs on a contingency fee basis; no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
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