Were You Fired For Taking FMLA Leave?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to attend to family or medical needs. Under FMLA, employees can take time off for personal medical reasons, to care for a sick family member, to care for a newborn or adopted child, and for other reasons. Employees must meet certain requirements to qualify for FMLA.
Our firm can help you determine if you qualify for unpaid time off. If your employer has refused to allow time off, if you were fired, or if your employer has otherwise retaliated against you for taking time off through FMLA, you should talk to an employment law attorney. The Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez represents clients throughout the Los Angeles area in employment-related matters. Call 213-975-0003 for a free consultation. Se habla español.
Remember: Your job is protected while you take FMLA leave. Your employer must hold your position while you are away. Your employer cannot fire you for taking FMLA leave. If this has happened to you, you should speak to an employment law attorney about your rights and legal options.
Also see our Medical Disability page. The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides additional legal protections that differ somewhat from FMLA.