Experienced Southern California Employment Law Attorneys
Family Leave & Medical Leave
The employment lawyers at Ceartas Legal LLP are devoted to providing skilled representation to employees throughout San Diego. Highly knowledgeable in the field, our expert employee rights advocates will take every measure necessary to preserve and protect your rights.
If your employer has turned down a request for medical leave or family leave, or retaliated against you for taking or requesting medical leave for yourself or a family member, it is essential that you retain an experienced attorney who knows how to obtain results. At Ceartas Legal LLP, we will listen to your concerns and provide thorough legal counsel.
Please contact a San Diego family and medical leave lawyer today with Ceartas Legal LLP by calling 619-819-9396 or 619-819-5120 for a free consultation. We take your matter on contingency. You will not pay any attorney’s fees unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment in your favor.
We will fight vigorously to get justice on your behalf if your employer has denied you the right to take family leave or medical leave, or is retaliating against you for exercising your right to take leave for yourself or your family.
Family And Medical Leave Lawyers In San Diego
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) were designed to provide time off work to employees to care for their own medical needs or those of their close family members.
Most employees are entitled to 12 weeks of family leave and/or medical leave a year if they have been working for their employer for at least 12 months, have accrued in excess of 1,250 hours in the preceding year and their company employs at least 50 workers.
When an employee takes family or medical leave, they are entitled to return to their previous or an equivalent position. All benefits must be maintained on the employee’s behalf.
The following individuals are entitled to request and be approved to take family leave or medical leave:
- Employees who become sick
- Employees who have an ill spouse, child or parent who requires care
- New parents
If you qualify for leave and your employer refuses to provide time off work or retaliates against you, it is essential that you contact a family leave attorney or medical leave lawyer at Ceartas Legal LLP.
San Diego Employment Attorneys
At Ceartas Legal LLP, we offer representation to employees involved in a wide variety of family leave and medical leave disputes, including but not limited to cases brought as the result of:
- Wrongful termination resulting from a leave request
- Wrongful denial of a valid request for leave of absence
- Failure to accurately inform employees about their right to take leave
- Maternity and/or paternity leave discrimination
- Retaliation against employees for requesting medical leave
Our lawyers possess extensive experience fighting zealously for employees who have been wrongfully denied a leave of absence or who have been the victims of workplace retaliation upon their return. When knowledge and results matter, contact San Diego family leave lawyers and medical leave attorneys at Ceartas Legal LLP to learn your rights.