Family & Medical Leave of Absence Violations

Have you been wrongfully fired or demoted because you asked for medical leave? Have you been denied medical to which you were entitled? Were you fired after the employer learned of your pregnancy? Did you become ill, or were you injured and then fired? If so, you aren’t alone, but you do need help.

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on pregnancy, a complication of pregnancy, or childbirth. An employer must make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee. Where a pregnant employee is working a job that causes physical strain or stress, she can request to be moved to a different role. This is called “accommodation” and the failure, to accommodate a pregnant employee in this manner is illegal discrimination. Once the baby is born, an employer must allow a qualified employee to take bonding leave. Under the California Family Rights Act, a woman has up to 12 weeks of leave following childbirth. Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), an employee can get up to four months of leave if she is disabled by her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related medical condition.


If you feel that you have been denied leave or been retaliated against because you took leave, please contact me today for a free confidential consultation at (805) 383-4131. I will listen to your story in strictest confidence and let you know if I can help.


There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.


You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.


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Employment Lawyer Lou Kreuzer

I've been practicing Employment and Labor Law since 1994. If you have been wrongfully treated at work or if you are an employer with some concerns, call me. I am here to help.

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