Family Medical Leave Rights

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA), you may be eligible to take unpaid medical leave. These regulations apply to all employers with at least 50 employees. These laws also cover people who work for state and federal public agencies.

Some employers may refuse to grant the unpaid time off you need to care for a sick relative or to recover from a serious illness. Others may harass you or retaliate against you for exercising your rights under state and federal law. If this has happened to you, you need a lawyer who will do what is necessary to hold your employer accountable for their illegal actions.

I am Jose A. Gonzalez, Attorney at Law, and I can help you file an FMLA claim or with any other violation of your rights as a worker. Taking immediate action can not only help you recover compensation for your financial losses, but it can also help prevent your employer from wronging your co-workers in the future.

Your Rights Under The FMLA

The FMLA guarantees certain rights to workers who qualify for FMLA leave. I can help you file a claim if your employer violates the following protections:

  • Eligible workers can take up to 12 weeks of leave in any 12-month period
  • Workers can take leave without interference or restraint from their employer
  • Employers cannot retaliate against workers who take FMLA leave
  • Workers on FMLA still have a right to group health insurance coverage
  • Employees can file wage and hour claims or a private lawsuit against their employer without jeopardizing their FMLA leave

I work with every one of my clients in close, one-on-one meetings. This personal approach allows me to develop strong relationships with my clients to better understand their situation. I pursue the best possible outcome in your case because I care about your long-term well-being.

I Worry About Your Legal Case So You Don't Have To

You have enough stress in your life when taking medical leave without also having to worry about your job. From our first meeting to the final resolution, your case will be my top priority.

Speak with me today to schedule a free initial consultation. Email me directly, or call my South San Francisco office.