If you are expecting a child in the near future, it is important to understand the Family & Medical Leave Act and how it works. Many employers are required under this act to allow workers to have leave (unpaid) in order to care for a newborn child, care for a sick child, or for the arrival of an adopted child. Unfortunately, not all employers follow these guidelines and refuse to grant employees leave. If they reluctantly grant the leave, they may try to retaliate against the employee in the form of demotion. If this has happened to you, it may be possible to seek compensation for lost wages or other pain and suffering.
Forms of retaliation that can be violations of the law include the following:
At V. James DeSimone Law, our Los Angeles employment attorneys have three decades of experience protecting the rights of employees in a wide range of situations, including those involving the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We know that many companies are required to grant this leave and the various ways to seek legal action if your rights have been violated. We have achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in the past and we aim to help you walk away with a favorable outcome, as well.
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As your tenacious advocates, our team is completely dedicated to helping you obtain justice after a difficult time. You put in the time and effort at work and you should be able to take the necessary leave when your family needs you the most. By taking swift legal action, you are giving yourself a chance to right the wrongs done to you and help prevent this from happening to another employee. You have rights; allow us to work to protect them. We proudly serve clients throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and all of Southern California.