Many employers don’t understand the law when it comes to employee leaves. If your employer denies your request to go on leave or retaliates against you for taking leave, you may be entitled to compensation.
I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. If you are having a problem with your employer on any employment issue, contact us to discuss your case and your options. We handle cases in all parts of California. There are many different kinds of employee leaves in San Diego, California.
If you are eligible, the law generally allows you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (consecutive or nonconsecutive) in a 12-month period for a serious medical condition for yourself and a limited list of family members. If you are disabled, you may be able to take a longer leave. In addition, you may have medical restrictions that would apply to you upon your return to work. For example, if your job involves lifting, you may be restricted to lifting objects weighing not more than 10 pounds. Only an attorney can advise you whether you qualify for a particular work leave of absence.