Orange County Employee Benefits Attorney – Get the Highest Possible Settlement
Unfortunately, sickness or injury can strike anyone at any time. Fortunately, there are a number of laws which protect an Orange County Employee benefits attorney and allow him or her to take of time for health related issues. Some of these laws include:
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – An Orange County Employee benefits attorney may take twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
California Family Rights Act (CFRA) – An Orange County Employee benefits attorney may take twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for a serious health condition including illness, injury (including on-the-job injuries), impairment, or physical or mental condition.
Pregnancy Disability Leave Law – An Orange County Employee benefits attorney disabled by pregnancy is entitled to up to four months disability leave. If the employer provides more than four months of leave for other types of temporary disabilities, the same leave must be made available to women who are disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) – Employers must treat pregnancy disability the same as any other disability and offer the same leave and/or accommodations that are offered to persons with other disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act – Subject to certain restrictions, a leave of absence may be required as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability.
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) – Like the ADA, FEHA may require an employer to give a leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability.
Workers’ Compensation Act – An Orange County Employee benefits attorney who suffers a work-related injury and needs time off to recover may be entitled to a leave of absence.
If you have taken a leave of absence under one of these laws and feel like you have been discriminated or retaliated against for doing so, then please contact Stevens & McMillan at (800) 738-3353 for a free consultation. This article has only touched on the general scope of the law and is for information purposes only. This article is not intended to give legal advice.
Wyatt J. Holtsclaw | Attorney
Stevens & McMillan, Orange County Employee benefits attorney
335 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780