Your Legal Protections Under FMLA And CFRA
In California, employees who need to take unpaid, short-term leave are protected by both federal and state laws. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) state that employers may not take discriminatory or retaliatory action when an employee takes leave for:
- The birth of a child
- The adoption of a child
- The treatment of a serious medical condition
- The care of a sick or injured spouse, child or parent
Unfortunately, many employees who request FMLA time are denied. Others return from leave to find they have been demoted or their salaries have been reduced. In the worst cases, some workers are fired for taking FMLA leave. Finding yourself in any of these situations can be devastating and stressful. Fortunately, with the help of the attorneys at Donald R. Holben & Associates, APC, you can bring a legal claim against your employer.
Holding Employers Accountable For FMLA Violations
We have been helping employees across Southern California protect their rights under both the FMLA and CFRA for decades. Depending on your employer’s action and your specific goals, we can fight to return you to your previous position and salary if you were demoted, or help you bring a wrongful termination claim if you were terminated or even negotiate a more reasonable severance and departure.
Contact Our Law Firm Today To Get The Help You Need
Prospective clients are encouraged to contact our law firm for a free initial consultation. To arrange a consultation by phone, call 619-780-2820 to reach our San Diego office or 760-501-0615 for our Palm Springs office, or call us toll free at 800-685-6950 from anywhere in California. We will discuss your case, answer any questions you may have and give you initial thoughts on how best to proceed.