Fired for taking Family and Medical Leave?
You have the right to take up to 12 weeks of leave for childbirth, the adoption of a child, a serious medical issue, or for a family's military status.
If you were fired by your employer while you were on leave or for requesting leave, then call us now. Our employment law attorney will get you justice.
You have a right to take leave.
You have a federally protected right and a state protected right to take leave for various reasons. The laws that grant you these protections are the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family's Rights Act (CFRA).
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.
California Family's Rights Act (CFRA)
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for their own serious health condition or a family member with a serious health condition, or to bond with a new child. They keywords here are job-protected leave. Terminating an employee while on leave, or for taking leave, is illegal.
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I've been fired for taking leave.
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Being fired is always hard, but being fired while dealing with a situation that requires you to be off of work is even harder.
We are an employment law firm based in Santa Ana, CA. Our employment law attorneys are here for you. We support workers in Orange County and beyond when they've been fired while on leave.