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Protecting The Rights Of Employees Who Need To Take Time Off

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees who must take time off from work due to sickness, pregnancy, needing to care for a family member and other scenarios. If you take FMLA leave, your employer cannot retaliate against you. If your employer has terminated you in violation of FMLA, turn to Bohbot & Riles, PC for guidance.

The experienced employment lawyers at Bohbot & Riles, PC, can evaluate your potential case. Together, we have over 40 years of combined experience. If we can assist you, we will contact you to schedule a free consultation at our convenient Oakland location. We speak French.

Who Is Eligible For FMLA?

To be eligible for FMLA, your employer must have at least 50 employees in a 75-mile radius of the workplace. You must also have worked at least 1,250 hours the previous year.

What Type Of Condition Or Situation Qualifies For FMLA Leave?

Our lawyers provide comprehensive, personalized legal services to people who take leave for any illnesses or injuries that are considered serious health conditions. These conditions do not always have to be something you are experiencing. For example, you can take FMLA to care for a sick child. Talk to our law firm about:

  • Parental leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Disability leave
  • Family care leave (to care for a sick spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling or child)
  • Pregnancy leave (due to morning sickness or bed rest)
  • Sick leave
  • Surgery leave
  • Recovery leave (recovering from surgery)

The time off under FMLA does not have to be consecutive. The law protects up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period. Your employer cannot fire or otherwise retaliate against you for using FMLA.

Discuss Your Case With A Knowledgeable Attorney

If you suffered retaliation or other wrongful actions for taking leave, you may have a case to pursue legal action. Contact us in Oakland by calling 510-250-7278 or by completing a free case submission questionnaire online. If we can assist, we will contact you to schedule a free initial consultation.