Handling Leave Of Absence Policies And Claims
There are federal and California state employment laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment of employees that take family or medical leave. And there may be additional promises your employer made in an employment contract that are either direct, or implied via the employee handbook.
If your employer has broken these laws or contracts, our attorneys at Avila & Shaddow Attorneys at Law in Woodland Hills (the Los Angeles area) can help you with denial of a leave of absence or retaliation or wrongful termination following a leave of absence.
Our law firm represents executives and employees with leave of absence policies and claims violations such as:
- Failure to provide 12 weeks of leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and/or FMLA
- Failure to provide leave beyond the 12 weeks of leave to a disabled employee when the employer is in a position to do so
- Failure to provide four months of additional leave due to pregnancy under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- Failure to provide an employee with a reasonable accommodation for a disability (temporary or permanent)
- Failure to follow additional leave of absence policies for medical conditions, newborns, care of a relative or others as provided for in the employee handbook
- Termination for taking a medical or family leave
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Attorneys
Workers’ compensation laws were created to protect workers who suffer an on-the-job injury from an accident or from a repetitive motion. If an employee files a workers’ compensation claim, it is against the law for the employer to retaliate or discriminate against that employee in any way. Examples of retaliation or discrimination include:
- Failure to reasonably accommodate the employee when he or she returns to work (adjustments in shift schedule, duties or providing additional work breaks for example)
- Removal of consideration for promotions or, in some cases, demotion or termination
- Discrimination, harassment or retaliation for taking or requesting a medical or family leave
- Negative change in work environment or duties
If you feel your employer has retaliated against you or targeted you for removal due to your leave of absence or workers’ compensation claim, please contact our law firm. Your employer may be liable in punitive damages, and for pain and suffering, emotional distress and payment of attorneys’ fees, as well as any loss of earnings.
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