At the Nelson Law Group, I represent employers and employees who need legal counsel or representation regarding leave and family responsibilities. I offer employers advice on compliance with federal and state family and medical leave laws.
I also help employees bring claims for workplace discrimination against employers that have denied them maternity leave or leave to take care of a seriously ill family member. To discuss your case with me, a skilled San Francisco workplace discrimination lawyer, contact my law firm.
What Is Family or Medical Leave?
Under state and federal law, employees are entitled to family and medical leave. Under the California Family Rights Act, employers with more than 50 employees working within a 75-mile radius must allow them to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave when the employee or his or her spouse:
- Gives birth to a child
- Adopts a child
- Has a serious health condition
To be eligible for leave, the employee must have worked for the company for at least 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours in the year preceding the leave request. After the leave, the employer must provide the employee with the same or a similar job with the company.
Example: A female employee's husband is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is receiving inpatient treatment at the local hospital. The employee notifies her employer that her husband has a serious medical condition and she will need to be away from work for the next four to eight weeks to be with her husband. When she returns to work, she finds herself demoted into a lower position. She may have a claim against her employer for family responsibility discrimination.
Free Consultation With a Bay Area Family Responsibilities Leave Lawyer
If you are involved in a family or medical leave dispute at work, I offer a free case evaluation by telephone. Call 415-689-6590 (866-290-0424 toll free) or contact me, a San Francisco family responsibilities leave attorney, online to talk about your case.