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Disability / FMLA / CFRA

Los Angeles Attorney for Disability and Family Leave Workplace Issues

At the Leichter Law Firm, APC we have extensive experience handling employment discrimination claims connected with disability, FMLA and CFRA. We will help you navigate the complex legal maze of California state and federal laws regarding medical leave, accommodations, and disability discrimination. We will take the time to educate you about the system; we will let you know what is involved while providing the personal attention and responsiveness you deserve.

CFRA/ FMLA - Your Rights and Your Employer’s Responsibility

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allow eligible employees to take up to a total of twelve weeks of paid or unpaid job-protected leave. While an employee is on approved FMLA/CFRA leave, the employee's health, dental and vision benefits are maintained. When problems arise, we represent clients. In some cases companies are making it difficult or impossible for employees to take advantage of protected leave rights. In other instances, workers encounter retaliation or discrimination by an employer following a period of pregnancy leave, disability leave or other right covered under the FMLA.

Under CFRA/ FMLA, you may be entitled to take a total of 12 unpaid weeks leave during any 12 month period for the following purposes:

  • A serious health condition that makes you unable to perform essential work duties
  • Caring for an ill spouse, son, daughter or parent who has a serious health condition
  • When you or your spouse gives birth, caring for the child or your spouse after childbirth
  • After placement of an adopted or foster child in your family, caring for that child
  • Depending on the circumstances, any leave authorized under FMLA does not have to be taken consecutively, but the duration cannot exceed 12 weeks in any 12-month period.


Disability Discrimination - Is Your Employer Treating You Differently?

The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against disabled workers. Disabled workers are permitted by law to keep working for as long as they are able to complete their job requirements. Your employer cannot tell you that you need to go out on leave or stop working because you are disabled. A company may be violating the law if it has refused to hire you because you are disabled;  demoted or terminated you, or reduced your job responsibilities because you are disabled; or denied you a promotion because you are disabled. Retaliation for reasonable accommodations requests is also illegal.

Contact Us for Help involving Disability or Leave Issues with Your Employer

If you have questions about your rights under either the FMLA or the CFRA, or if you have the strong idea that you've lost your job because you invoked the disability, medical, or maternity leave rights to which you were entitled, contact the Leichter Law Firm. We serve clients throughout California from our Los Angeles office, located in the mid-Wilshire area. Call to set up a free, confidential consultation: 818-915-6624 or email us.


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