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Medical Leave Lawyer in Newport Beach, CA

You depend on your job for so many things in your life, and you have the expectation that your employer will abide by the law. However, if you need a Newport Beach medical leave attorney, the Azadian Law Group, PC is going to be by your side.

Did your employer fail to provide you with medical leave or discriminate against you for taking medical leave?

If so, you may be eligible for compensation due to their illegal activities. We are ready to get to work on your behalf.

What you need to know about medical leave in Newport Beach, California

We want you to know that the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) offers protection to employees who need to take medical leave. However, you need to know if your employer qualifies under the law.

California employers must comply with FMLA if they have at least:

  • 50 employees for at least 20 weeks in the current or previous year

For an employee to qualify for medical leave, they must:

  • Have worked for the employer at least a year
  • Have worked at least 1,250 hours the previous year
  • Have worked at a location with 50 employees within a 75-mile radius

What conditions allow for me to take medical leave?

There are various reasons that a person may need to take the allowed 12 weeks of medical leave time provided for under the law. All an employee has to do is notify their employer that they have a serious health condition that will require inpatient treatment or ongoing care. You can also take medical leave for intermittent chronic conditions such as migraines, asthma, IBS, etc. if your doctor certifies the condition.

Medical leave is also eligible for:

  • The birth or adoption of a child
  • Caregiving of a serious health condition of a spouse, child, or parent

California has various other laws in place to protect employees who are not eligible for leave under FMLA/CFRA, so please speak to your attorney about your specific case.

Reinstatement when medical leave is over

Your employer cannot retaliate against you due to taking or requesting medical leave. Upon your return from medical leave, you must be returned to a job with similar pay and benefits and job responsibilities.

We are here when you need us

You should never have to worry about your employer not providing you with the medical leave you are entitled to under the law or discriminated against you for taking it. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are ready to get to work on your behalf so we can secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Lost back pay and benefits
  • Lost future pay and benefits
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Possible liquidated damages
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Possible punitive damages

Our firm will never ask you for out-of-pocket costs, and we will only collect our fee if we are successful in your case. If you need a Newport Beach medical leave lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 949-662-5405.

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