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Los Angeles Family Medical Leave Act Lawyer

There are going to be times when employees in California need time off from work. If they need time off to handle serious medical emergencies for themselves or their family members, both state and federal law offer protections so that the employee cannot be terminated from their job. In particular, the Family Medical Leave Act is in place to provide unpaid leave in these situations. At Rise Law Firm, our Los Angeles FMLA attorneys want to discuss what you can do if your employer fails to provide required medical leave.

Why is Rise Law Firm your choice?

After being treated unfairly by your employer, you need a Los Angeles employment lawyer by your side that has vast experience handling these cases. Rise Law Firm Is here to help.

  • We consistently secure more five-star client reviews than any other firm in the state of California, and we have secured millions of dollars on behalf of clients.
  • Our client relationships are built on a foundation of trust, and we have no problem representing clients all the way to trial if that is what it takes to secure compensation.
  • We take all FMLA cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients face no upfront costs for their case and only pay legal fees after we secure the compensation they need.

What will an attorney do in these cases?

These cases often require extensive investigation to ensure that the employer violated the worker’s rights. An attorney with experience in FMLA cases will obtain all evidence related to the case, including the medical documentation related to the leave. An attorney will show that the employer was required to abide by federal or state unpaid medical leave laws and demonstrate how they did not provide the leave to the employee.

What is the Family Medical Leave Act?

Both the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) give workers unpaid medical leave for various situations and emergencies. Workers are generally allowed up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for the following reasons:

  • For the recovery after a serious health condition that requires additional treatment or inpatient care.
  • For the serious health condition of a spouse, parent, or child.
  • For the birth of bonding of a child or adoption of a child by the worker.

The FMLA applies to all employers who have at least 50 employees for 20 weeks or more in the current or previous year. For an employee to be eligible for these protections, they must have worked for the company at least one year, worked at least 1,250 hours the previous year with the company, and have worked at a location with 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of the location.

Under the FMLA, it is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for requesting or using leave under this Act.

Is there compensation available for these cases?

If you or somebody you love has been denied access to paid leave allowable under federal law, or have been retaliated against for using leave, seek legal assistance today. At Rise Law Firm, our team is ready to investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure the compensation you need. This could include:

  • Reinstatement to your job (if applicable and desired)
  • Front pay and back pay
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Access to reasonable accommodations if necessary
  • Court cost and legal fees
  • Possible punitive damages against the employer

If you need a FMLA attorney in Los Angeles, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-728-6588.