Family Medical Leave Act & Disability Lawyers
Proudly Serving Employees Across Los Angeles
Have you been harassed or retaliated or discriminated against by your employer for taking or requesting a medical leave of absence?
Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) whether they are:
- Or seriously ill
Please reach out to our firm today if you believe you are eligible for medical or disability leave but your request was denied or you were fired from your job after returning from approved leave. Call (424) 306-1515 or contact us online now.
Who Qualifies for FMLA?
The FMLA provides job-protected unpaid leave for employees who need to take time off from work for the following reasons:
- To take care of a “serious health condition” that prevents them from performing essential job functions
- For the birth of a child or providing care for a newborn
- To provide care of a family member with a serious medical condition
- To adopt a child
What Are the Qualifications for FMLA?
In order to qualify for leave under the FMLA, the employee must work for an employer with 50 or more employees working within 75 miles of the employee’s worksite. Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of leave in a 12-month period.
The employer also must continue providing benefits during this period. The 12-weeks of leave provided under the FMLA can be taken all at once or incrementally. After the leave period has expired, the employer must allow the employee to return to their position or an equivalent role within the company.
How Much Notice Must I Give My Employer If I Want to Use FMLA Leave?
If you want to take leave for a qualifying illness or event that you can plan ahead for, then you must give your employer at least 30-days advance notice. If you require FMLA leave for an emergency situation, you must give your employer notice as soon as possible.
Speak to Our Reliable Legal Team Today
Contact our firm if your employer has denied you medical and disability leave or refuses to give your old job back after an approved leave so that our compassionate legal professionals can discuss your case and review all the options for holding your employer accountable under the law. We take pride in helping clients in Los Angeles fight back against their employers, and we are prepared to put our extensive resources to work for you today.