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Your Rights to Medical Leave in California

Team Up With a Skilled San Francisco Employment Attorney

Have you recently given birth to a child? Has your loved one been involved in a life-threatening accident, or have you experienced a serious medical condition? If so, you could be entitled to take as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave without risking your job security. If you feel as though your employer or potential employer is treating you unfairly or is not honoring your needs for medical leave and accommodations, you should immediately speak with a San Francisco employment lawyer from our firm.

Take the Time You Need for a Medical Condition or Maternity Leave

As an employee in California, there are many federal and state employment law regulations that provide legal protections to you. One of these laws is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The act provides certain eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected medical leave per year. The act also allows for group health benefits to continue during the medical leave. Under the FMLA, you may be eligible for medical leave if you meet the following requirements:

  • You have a serious medical condition
  • You need to care for a family member with a serious medical condition
  • You cannot work due to a pregnancy or childbirth-related condition, or you have a newborn child
  • You work for an employer who employs at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius
  • You have worked for the same employer for a total of 1 year and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the immediately preceding year

At Stewart & Musell, LLP, we understand that life can bring some unexpected accidents we well as some wonderful joys. Although your job is generally secure while you take a medical leave, it is wise to enlist the assistance of a skilled San Francisco employment attorney from our firm. If your employer acts unlawfully by not reinstating your position or illegally eliminates your position in an act of discrimination or harassment, we can take legal action to make certain that your civil rights are protected.

Stewart & Musell, LLP Works on Behalf of All Employees

Do not go on medical leave until you have spoken with a San Francisco employment lawyer from Stewart & Musell, LLP! We can represent you so that you can take the necessary time off to recover back to your full health. With nearly 30 collective years of legal experience, we have successfully represented both public and private employees in state and federal courts.

Contact our firm today to get started. Let our knowledge help you during this time.