Family Leave Discrimination (FMLA / CFRA)
State and federal regulations prohibit employers from discriminating against employees for utilizing their right to use family medical leave. The attorneys at Rheuban & Gresen are committed to protecting employee's rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). To schedule a consultation to discuss your rights and needs, contact our experienced employment law attorneys at Rheuban & Gresen.
Los Angeles FMLA Lawyers and CFRA Attorneys
The FMLA and CFRA provide that a full-time employee with at least 12 months consecutive service may take a period of up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the purpose of personal medical leave (such as pregnancy or other serious medical condition) or family medical leave (such as to care for a sick mother or other immediate family member) without being terminated, demoted or otherwise discriminated against. However, many employers are notorious for violating CFRA and FMLA laws in Southern California.
If you or a loved one has disability or a serious medical condition your employer must engage in a good faith interactive process in an attempt to accommodate the needs of the employee. Our lawyers also advise clients on how to obtain better working conditions following their return from family leave, medical leave or pregnancy leave.
Wrongful Termination After Family or Medical Leave
When wrongful termination or workplace discrimination claims arise following the return to work, the employer must prove that the termination or adverse employment action (such as demotion) was the result of a non-related issue. Our attorneys protect the rights of individuals in protected classes, such as pregnant women, disabled individuals and other protected employees. We investigate whether the employer's stated reason for the adverse employment action (e.g. termination or demotion) was actually a pretext for the true illegal or discriminatory motive.
Contact a Los Angeles Employment Attorney Today!
If you have been fired after returning from family or personal medical leave, it is essential to have an experienced lawyer advocating for your rights and interests. The attorneys at Rheuban & Gresen have thorough understanding of FMLA and know how to effectively assert your rights as an employee. In addition, the firm has comprehensive knowledge of the CFRA which affords more protection and additional remedies for California employees. Contact our Los Angeles employment law attorneys at Rheuban & Gresen to discuss your case.