Medical Leave Retaliation Lawyers in Irvine
Your Job Should Not Be Impacted for Taking Medical Leave
According to the Family & Medical Leave Act, you are entitled to take unpaid leave from work to address medical concerns or family issues. This means that when you return to work, you should be able to resume your original position without any decrease in status or pay. Unfortunately, not all employers are willing to adhere to this rule. There are cases when an employer will find ways to punish employees for taking medical leave. Terminating their employment sometimes occurs, but many employers avoid this because they are aware of the consequences. Instead, they will find more subtle ways to retaliate.
If you feel like you are facing consequences for taking medical leave, contact Aegis Law Firm today. You can schedule a free consultation with our experienced medical leave retaliation attorneys in Orange County.
How to Recognize Retaliation
As mentioned above, employers will often try to hide the fact that they are retaliating against you for taking medical leave. You will have to point out how your job has been made worse after medical leave if you want to move forward with your claim. This is something we can help you with.
Examples of workplace retaliation include:
- Consistently questioning or discouraging your decision to take medical leave
- Comments that imply your status may change when you return from leave
- Requesting unreasonable evidence to prove that the medical leave is valid
- Cutting off health benefits while you are on leave
- Returning from work to find that your desk has been moved to a more inconvenient spot
- Denying you bonuses or opportunities for advancement
If you believe that you are the victim of retaliation, speak to coworkers that you trust. Try to find out if any superiors made comments about your medical leave. Proving retaliation is not always easy, but there is usually some evidence that can validate your claim.
Put Your Case In Our Experienced Hands
At Aegis Law Firm, we focus exclusively on employment law. Our Irvine retaliation attorneys have been fighting for workers’ rights since 2003. We know how to build compelling cases that clearly demonstrate how our clients have been mistreated. You do not have to go through this alone.
Call (800) 543-4829 today to schedule your free consultation. We take many cases on a contingency fee basis.
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