Family Care Leave

California law gives some employees the right to a reduced schedule, intermittent time-off, and a leave of absence to care for a seriously ill child, parent, or spouse. Some also have the right to take unpaid leave to bond with their newborn, infant, or newly adopted or foster baby. Moreover, where a qualified employee requests or takes protected time-off, the employer may not retaliate against the employee for doing so.

However, not all employees are qualified for the full range of rights, protections, and time-off provided by law. Whether you are entitled to leave to care for a seriously ill family member depends on several factors, including the size of the company and the length of your employment.

The laws governing family leave 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 your need to care for a seriously ill family member, you believe your employer has unlawfully denied you a leave, reduced schedule, or other protected time-off, or you just need help navigating the complicated process of obtaining family leave, 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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