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Defending Your Rights In Family And Medical Leave Cases

I am employment law attorney Robert Nelson. At the Nelson Law Group in San Francisco, 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.
As part of the Bay Area community, I am ready to help you in your discrimination case.

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 employees 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. When you want an attorney who is practical, resourceful, dependable and a firm believer in protecting your rights, I will effectively help you.

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 to a lower position. She may have a claim against her employer for family responsibility discrimination.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Bay Area Lawyer

If you are involved in a family or medical leave dispute at work, I offer a free case evaluation by telephone. Nelson Law Group in San Francisco can be reached by calling 415-689-6590 (866-290-0424 toll-free). You may also contact me online to talk about your case.