Family and medical leave laws prohibit retaliation or discrimination against an employee for exercising rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FML) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), or for giving information or testimony about alleged violations of California or federal family or medical leave laws.
In California, employees are entitled to take up to twelve weeks per year of job-protected unpaid leave to care for his or her own or a family member’s serious health condition. However, to qualify the employee must have:
1. Worked for the employer for at least 12 months
2. Worked at least 1,250 hours in the year prior to the day they need to begin leave
3. Worked at a worksite with at least 50-employees within a 75-mile radius of that worksite
An employer cannot deny an employee this leave and also cannot retaliate against an employee for taking a leave under this law with limited exceptions.
If you feel you have been retaliated or discriminated against for taking family or medical leave, call the attorneys at Tash Law Group for a free consultation.
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