Family And Medical Leave Act And California Family Rights Act

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA), an employee can take a period of unpaid or paid leave due to a serious medical condition or pregnancy as well as for the purpose of caring for an immediate family member. If an employer discriminates against an employee because of this, it is violating both the FMLA and CFRA, and legal action can be taken. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because you needed to take family or medical leave, consider representation by a law firm that has been serving Southern California for more than 40 years.

At Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP, our employment law attorneys have represented thousands of Southern California employees in our decades-long fight against workplace discrimination. Those clients have received awards and settlements over $100 million in present value. Our Long Beach FMLA attorneys are experienced in employment discrimination and wrongful termination issues, as well as both FMLA and CFRA laws.

For more information about your rights under the FMLA and CFRA, please contact us at Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP. We offer complimentary initial consultations and serve both Long Beach and Los Angeles.

The Family And Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The act allows a permanent full-time employee who has been employed for at least 12 months to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid or paid medical leave. The employee's job is protected during his or her absence, and the employee cannot be discriminated against or wrongfully terminated for taking medical leave. The employee can also take family and medical leave for an immediate family member such as a spouse, child or parent.

The California Family Rights Act

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is a state law that was enacted to coincide with the FMLA. The CFRA is administered by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). We can discuss the specifics of your case and how either the FMLA or CFRA applies.

Contact Our California Family Rights Act Attorneys

Call 562-606-0382 or toll free at 866-915-3589 to contact our FMLA lawyers serving Long Beach and Los Angeles. Your initial consultation is free. If we take your case, it will be on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will pay no fees unless you get a recovery.

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