Cancer

In today’s competitive job market, there is increasing incentive for employers to discriminate against seriously ill employees to maximize the bottom line. However, the law protects many employees suffering from cancer’s debilitating effects from discrimination and harassment and retaliation for complaining about discrimination and harassment.

Most California employers must make an effort to accommodate employees with cancer where doing so does not pose an undue hardship on the company. This can include providing a modified work schedule, reassigning an employee to a vacant position, providing additional training, permitting an employee to work from home, or providing leave for treatment and recovery. Some employers may also need to give qualified employees time-off from work to care for their children or close family members who have cancer.

The laws governing treatment of employees with cancer and those caring for children or close family members with cancer are complex and ever-changing. Navigating the legal landscape in this area requires an exhaustive understanding of overlapping and conflicting state and federal laws. If you believe you’ve been treated poorly due to cancer, you believe your employer has unlawfully denied you a leave, reduced schedule, or other time-off for cancer, or you just need help navigating the complicated process of obtaining protected time-off from your employer, you need employment law specialists on your side.

Sarnoff + Sarnoff is committed to advancing employee rights and bringing to justice any employer that engages in, encourages, or fails to prevent discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace or that denies employees their legal rights. Give us a call at (415) 788-0888, email us at info@sarnofflaw.com, or complete our online contact form to find out whether your rights have been violated and if we can help.

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