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If you have to take time off work for medical reasons, such as recovering from an injury or giving birth to a child, your employer is required by the Family & Medical Leave Act to maintain your current employment status for up to 12 weeks. Most employers are aware of this and will provide the unpaid time off without complaint. Some, however, unlawfully deny their employees the leave they deserve or will find ways to retaliate against them when they return.
Employers with at least 50 employees must adhere to the FMLA. In order to take medical leave that is protected under the FMLA, you must meet certain qualifications:
You can take up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12 month period for medical reasons, or 26 weeks of leave in a 12 month period for military purposes. While on leave, you should still have access to your health insurance coverage provided through your employer. If this is not the case or your rights were violated, an employment law lawyer in Orange County can help.
When you have a medical concern, addressing it should be your first priority. The FMLA was created for that very reason. Some employers will take advantage of employees who do not know or understand the law. Don’t let this happen to you. Reach out to the skilled Orange County FMLA lawyers at Aegis Law Firm today. We’re ready to help.
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