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Signs of FMLA Retaliation

If the action is conducted because you are taking the unpaid leave to which the FMLA authorizes you, it might be considered retaliation. Always get legal advice as soon as you fear retaliation in the workplace for a claim you filed against your employer, as these cases can be particularly time-sensitive. Retaliation under the FMLA can take a variety of forms, including:

  • Isolating the employee
  • Job termination
  • Loss of career opportunities
  • Demotion
  • Humiliating/harassing the employee
  • Wage or hour loss

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Recover from CFRA Infringements and Retaliation

Our employment lawyers are committed to the success of each and every claim they handle. We have decades of combined employment legal experience, including the CFRA. Due to our commitment to quality in all aspects of our services, we’ve previously achieved remarkable outcomes for clients. We’re willing to go to trial if it’s the only way to get proper recompense. Preparation for trial can go a long way toward achieving a favorable settlement. Our initial consultations with new clients are always free, and you don’t have to pay our legal expenses until we recover money for you. Reach out to us to schedule your free case evaluation.

If you’re one of the many employees who has incurred damages as a result of an employer’s unwillingness to allow you to take CFRA leave or retribution for taking leave, contact one of our attorneys right now. There’s a strong probability you’re entitled to compensation for things like:

  • Reinstatement of your lost job.
  • Retroactive wages for wrongful termination.
  • Interest on wages your employer owed you.
  • Emotional distress recovery.
  • Punitive damages

Qualifications for FMLA in California:

Employment Duration

In order to qualify for leave under the FMLA, the employee must work for an employer with 50 or more employees working within 75 miles of the employee’s worksite. Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of leave in a 12-month period.
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Leave Benefits

The employer also must continue providing benefits during this period. The 12-weeks of leave provided under the FMLA can be taken all at once or incrementally. After the leave period has expired, the employer must allow the employee to return to their position or an equivalent role within the company.
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How to Apply for FMLA in California?

In order to apply for Family Medical Leave, you will need to notify your employer of your intentions and provide them with the following information:
  • Enough information about your medical condition or family member's condition to allow your employer to determine if the situation qualifies for FMLA.
  • Provide any necessary documentation required to prove that you or a family member have been receiving ongoing medical attention.

It’s important to keep in mind that if you are providing medical information to your employer, you are not required to disclose details about your or a family member’s illness, nor are you required to disclose private medical information that is protected by law.

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Employment Rights Attorneys in LA

We are committed to standing up for the rights of all workers, whether blue or white-collar, and we are ready to put our extensive resources to work for you to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve if you have been wronged on the job. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sexual Harassment

Harassment on the basis of a person's refusal to engage in sexual activity can take many forms, ranging from unwanted sexual advances to the denial of employment opportunities.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblowers are employees who report the unlawful actions of their employer to the proper authorities. Whistleblowers are legally protected from employer retaliation..


Were you illegally discriminated against at work based on your age, race, religion, or gender? Were you denied a promotion or fired based on these factors?

(FMLA) & Disability

We assist workers who have been mistreated because of their disabilities or denied leave under the FMLA. Meet with our attorneys today if you need help..

Wrongful Termination

We hold employers accountable who fire employees for illegitimate and illegal reasons. Contact us whether your employer created a hostile work environment or fired you..

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Age discrimination is treating an individual unfairly or differently because of their age. This can include denying employment, promotions, or training opportunities based on age.

A: In the United States, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Some states may have additional laws protecting against age discrimination.

A: Yes, age discrimination can occur during any stage of the employment process, including hiring. For example, an employer may choose not to hire someone based solely on their age, even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

A: If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, you should speak with an employment lawyer or file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination and may take legal action against employers who violate anti-discrimination laws.

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Lisa B.
From beginning to end the team at this firm were responsive, professional, and most of allCARING! I WILL RECOMMEND this firm to anyone having issues with an employer. Andrew Doroitt and his team are AWESOME!
Miguel C.
Miguel C.
Atty Zelma is very helpful and very knowledgeable in labor disputes. Very approachable and really keep me updated of what is going on and guided me what to do. The support staff were also very helpful and very fast in answering your questions. I am very happy of my case and I would recommend him to colleagues and friends.
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Pamela R.
I highly recommend southern California labor law group especially attorney Michael Zelman he was fantastic in handling my case of unlawful termination his staff of Paralegal's were very kind courteous and professional and handling all matters of my case I was very satisfied with the results achieved using Michael Zelman of Southern California Employment Law Group
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Chris M.
Michael and Eric represented me in 2017.  They quickly assimilated the details of my case.  Proposed an action plan and acted quickly to make progress.  They were diligent and creative.  I was impressed.  I recommend them without hesitation.

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