Fighting For Your FMLA Rights
At Caskey & Holzman, we are prepared to help you take action against your employer and obtain the compensation you are entitled to for lost wages, benefits and other damages resulting from discrimination or workplace retaliation based on a leave of absence covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA is a federal law that provides job security to an employee who is absent from work because of the employee’s own serious health condition or to care for specified family members with serious health conditions, as well as for the birth of a child and to care for a newborn child, or because of the placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee. Employees eligible for FMLA leave are entitled to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month “leave year” period. In addition, family members of people injured in military service may take up to 26 workweeks of unpaid leave in a single 12-month period to care for injured or ill service members.
At the conclusion of an FMLA leave, the employee must be reinstated to the same or an equivalent job, unless the employee is a key employee who is given appropriate notification. For it to be deemed equivalent, the alternative position must be virtually identical to the prior position in terms of pay, benefits and working conditions and involve substantially similar duties and responsibilities.
If your employer refused to grant you FMLA leave or retaliated against you for taking such leave, you likely have a legitimate claim against your employer. Contact our experienced team of attorneys if you believe your employer interfered with your right to take FMLA leave.
Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys Serving All Of California
Sadly, pregnant women often face discrimination in the workplace. If an employer did not hire you, denied you promotion, demoted you, fired you, refused your pregnancy leave or retaliated against you in any way during or after your pregnancy, contact our attorneys. We are dedicated to standing up for those who have suffered injustice in the workplace. Because we primarily practice employment law, we are uniquely qualified to represent you in this sometimes challenging area.
Don’t Fight Alone; Contact Us Today
Call Caskey & Holzman at 323-391-3984 or toll-free at 800-403-7096, or contact us online to arrange a free case evaluation with our knowledgeable pregnancy discrimination and Calabasas Family and Medical Leave Act lawyers. We accept most cases on a contingency fee basis.