Los Angeles Medical & Disability Leave Attorney
Defending the Rights of Hardworking Employees
At Azadegan Law Group, APC, we proudly help employees of all backgrounds uphold their rights when dealing with serious medical issues or disabilities that prevent them from working. Many employees in California don’t realize they are entitled to several different types of leave and reasonable accommodations if they, or a close family member, have a medical condition. We believe that you shouldn’t lose your job, or be trated differently, just because you or a loved one needs time to recover and address your health issues. That is why we take on medical and disability leave cases on behalf of clients throughout the Southern California region who need help fighting for leave and employment rights.
The California Family Rights Act
Under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of leave in 12 months if they have a serious health condition, need to care for a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition, are pregnant, or need to care for a newborn. The adoption and placement of a child for foster care also entitles eligible employees to take leave.
The CFRA covers employers with 5 or more employees for each working day during each of the 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act
Employees who aren’t covered under the CFRA and need unpaid leave for a temporary or permanent disabling condition might have another safety net with the provisions included in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA protects disabled employees working for a company that employs at least 5 employees.
Employers in California cannot discriminate against a disabled employee who requests a reasonably limited amount of unpaid leave to heal or care for a disability or injury. Employers are also required to accommodate disabled employees who want to return to work with restrictions.
The California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law
Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law, employers with at least five employees must provide additional leave for employees experiencing a physical or mental condition related to pregnancy or childbirth that prevents them from performing their essential job duties, or if the job duties would cause undue risk to the employee or the successful completion of the pregnancy.
Let Us Take a Look at Your Case Today
If your employer has denied you medical and/or disability leave or doesn’t allow you to return to your job after an approved leave, then please don’t hesitate to reach out to our legal team at Azadegan Law Group, APC so we can determine if you are being treated unlawfully. We proudly fight against employers who deny their employees’ rights to protected medical leave, and we will gladly put our skills and resources to work for you today.
Give us a call at (310) 340-1550 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation with one of our reputable lawyers.