Under federal and/or California law, most employees are entitled to take leaves of absence for:
Family and Medical Leave: Most employers must provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave for employees with serious health conditions or family leave for employees to care for family members with serious health conditions. Among other things, employees are entitled to return from leave to the same or a similar position.
Pregnancy Leave: Under some circumstances, women are entitled to up to 28 weeks of leave for pregnancy related disability and time to bond with and care for their newborn.
Disability Leave: Employers may be obligated to provide disabled employees with leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation.
If you believe that your employer denied or interfered with your right to take leave or that your employer retaliated against you for taking leave, please contact the Law Offices of David S. Levy for a free initial consultation. We typically represent clients in employment matters on a contingent fee basis, which means that our clients do not pay attorney fees or costs unless and until there is a recovery.