If over a twelve month calendar period you have worked 1,250 hours for an employer with 50 or more employees in a 75-mile radius, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allows you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for the following reasons:
For the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child
To care for certain family members who have a serious health condition
To recover from a serious health condition
To treat for a serious medical condition
Our Family Leave lawyers can provide advice to you about complicated areas of leave law such as baby bonding, and whether the adoption of a child is covered. We can also review legal issues with you about employment laws concerning your employer’s requirement to maintain and pay for your group medical coverage while you are on CFRA leave, and otherwise provide you an employment status that is uninterrupted while on a work leave of absence. Other complicated Family Leave issues concern intermittent CFRA/FMLA leaves of absence from work, and how your employer should be notified of this need.
Remember, if you need to take time off from work to provide the direct care for certain family members or to recover from a serious health condition, you may be protected by a law known as the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). This law can be read at California Government Code Section 12945.2. The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that provides similar protection.
I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead discrimination attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. If your employer denied your right to take leave or retaliated against you for taking leave, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Family and Medical Leave Act lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 to discuss your case and your options. In Southern California we have offices in San Diego, Tustin, Riverside, Gardena, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Oxnard, and Bakersfield. We handle cases in all parts of California, and have three offices in the San Francisco Bay/Silicon Valley area.
Our employment lawyers have represented hundreds of employees unfairly fired from their jobs due to their employer’s failure to allow them to take a medical leave of absence allowed by California employment laws. We have obtained many settlements in excess of $100,000 for these California employees. In trial and binding arbitrations we have won even more for legal violations of work leave of absence claims.
To speak to a California Family Rights Act lawyer, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español. Representing California employees since 1993