Medical Leave Discrimination
Perhaps you have taken a medical leave for depression or any other illness. Upon returning to work you find that your position was terminated, you were demoted, your office was moved, or training or promotion opportunities are no longer available, you may have a right to file a claim for medical leave discrimination.
Unfortunately, some employers have an implicit bias against employees who seek healing from a mental illness or physical illness. Employers may feel that an employee returning from a medical leave will not be as productive in the workforce or their request for reasonable accommodation will involve expenses the company would rather not spend. It is illegal to discriminate based on the belief that an employee is incapable of fulfilling the job and position requirements after returning from medical leave.
Is Your Employer Treating You Differently?
Employers may treat you differently than other workers or attempt to eliminate your job for any number of reasons if you have taken time off to recover from temporary disabilities such as:
The list goes on. You have a right to take medical leave to seek the treatment you need and return to your place of employment without fear of discrimination or being fired for doing so. At Caskey & Holzman, our knowledgeable employment law attorneys provide a free case evaluation to determine if you are entitled to seek past and future salary compensation, emotional distress damages, punitive damages, legal fees and policy changes, among other damages, for medical leave discrimination.
Arrange A Free Case Evaluation With Us
You are not alone. We can help you level the playing field. Contact us online or call our firm in Calabasas at 323-391-3984 or toll-free at 800-403-7096 today to discuss your situation at work if you believe you have been discriminated against after taking medical leave for depression or any other illness. We serve clients throughout Ventura County and Los Angeles County. We provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis for most cases.