Family & Medical Leave Act

Getting the Family and Medical Leave Time You Deserve

The California Family Rights Act and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) require many employers to grant unpaid leave to an employee after the birth of a child, the arrival of an adopted child, to care for a sick relative or when the employee is ill. These laws apply to private and public employers with 50 or more employees. Any employer covered under state or federal law must grant unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks annually to eligible employees in these situations.

Some employers refuse to grant this leave. Others find ways to penalize the employee, such as reassignment to less desirable job responsibilities after the employee returns to work. These can be violations of the law. If you have suffered discrimination of this type, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses. And by taking action, you can help stop violations of these laws.

Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP is an experienced employment law firm that fights for the rights of employees. Call 310-396-0731 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a consultation.

How the Family and Medical Leave Act Applies to You

California and federal law regarding family and medical leave time is complex. Some basic information about the California Family Rights Act and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act can be found at our Practice Areas Definition page. The best thing for you to do in seeking leave time is to work through your company's human resources department.

If you believe that you have been unfairly denied leave time, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP may be able to obtain compensation and justice for you. Our firm has practiced employment law for over 20 years. Our attorneys understand the complexities of employment law and how to use the legal system to get results for our clients. In taking your case, we will carefully document your claim and pursue it through all appropriate legal venues.

Contact a Lawyer to Get Justice

To see whether your case qualifies for an initial consultation with Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, call 310-396-0731 or send us an e-mail. We will promptly let you know whether your case qualifies for a consultation with one of our lawyers.

The firm represents clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.

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