Have you recently given birth to a child? Has your loved one been involved in a life-threatening accident, or have you experienced a serious medical condition? If so, you could be entitled to take as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave and more for baby bonding leave without risking your job security. If you feel as though your employer or potential employer is treating you unfairly or is not honoring your needs for medical leave and accommodations, you should immediately speak with Law Offices of Wendy Musell.
Take the Time You Need for a Medical Condition or Maternity Leave
As an employee in California, there are many federal and state employment law regulations that provide legal protections to you. One of these laws is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The act provides certain eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected medical leave per year. The act also allows for group health benefits to continue during the medical leave. Under the FMLA, you may be eligible for medical leave if you meet the following requirements:
- You have a serious medical condition
- You need to care for a family member with a serious medical condition
- You cannot work due to a pregnancy or childbirth-related condition, or you have a newborn child
We understand that life can bring some unexpected accidents we well as some wonderful joys. Although your job is generally secure while you take a medical leave if you are eligible for medical leave, it is wise to enlist the assistance of a skilled employment attorney from our firm. If your employer acts unlawfully by not reinstating your position or illegally eliminates your position in an act of discrimination or harassment, we can take legal action to make certain that your civil rights are protected.