Family and Medical Leave
At Cadry Law Group, we understand the importance of family and medical leave for employees facing personal or family health challenges. California law provides several protections for employees who need time off for medical reasons or to care for a family member. The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) both offer rights to eligible employees to take unpaid leave for specific family and medical reasons, with the assurance of job protection and continuation of group health insurance coverage.
California’s approach to family and medical leave is known for its inclusiveness, covering a broad range of family relationships and health conditions. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period for reasons such as the birth of a child, adoption, foster care placement, personal serious health condition, or caring for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition. Despite these protections, employees often face challenges when requesting or taking leave, including denial of rightful leave, retaliation from employers, or complications upon returning to work.
Our team at Cadry Law Group specializes in navigating the complexities of family and medical leave laws. We provide comprehensive legal support to ensure that employees' rights are respected and that they are not unfairly penalized for taking leave. Whether it's guiding clients through the process of requesting leave, addressing denials or retaliation, or handling disputes upon return to work, our expertise in employment law ensures that our clients' rights are robustly defended.
If you are experiencing difficulties related to family and medical leave, reach out to Cadry Law Group for a consultation. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights under California law and offer legal support to resolve any issues you might be facing. We are committed to helping you navigate these important matters with the dignity and respect you deserve. Contact us now for a free consultation.