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San Diego Leave of Absence Lawyer

Protecting Your Right to Take Leaves

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.

Leave of Absence Lawyer San Diego

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.

Here are some examples and or reason for hiring a Lawyer:

  • Sick leave
  • Pregnancy leave
  • Maternity or paternity leave to care for a newly born or adopted child
  • Medical leave to care for yourself or a family member
  • Disability leave
  • Military leave
  • Leave for jury duty
  • Workers compensation leaves due to work-related injury

How Much Leave Can I Take in California? Call our lawyers and find out if you have a case.

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.

If you have worked 1,250 hours for an employer with 50 or more employees in a 75-mile radius, the California Family Rights Act allows you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for the following reasons:

  • For the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child
  • To care for certain family members who have a serious health condition
  • To recover from a serious health condition
  • To treat for a serious medical condition