Medical Leave Discrimination

Federal and state laws entitle eligible employees of covered employers to take an unpaid, protected leave of absence to care for the serious health condition of themselves or for specific family members.

Pregnant employees are entitled to leave for their pregnancy under federal and state laws. These laws also provide guarantees of reemployment to eligible employees who take their job-protected leaves of absence and prohibit an employer from retaliating against an employee because of his or her need for a medical leave.

Evaluation of whether an employee is eligible to take job-protected medical leave, whether the health condition qualifies for medical leave, and whether an employer is covered by federal and state laws requires an experienced attorney familiar with medical leave laws.

A complex interaction of federal, state and local statutes creates confusing filing requirements, deadlines and procedures which must be strictly followed before moving forward with a discrimination claim.

If your employer has treated you adversely, you may feel lost and unsure about whether or not you are protected under the law. Contact Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP, today for a free consultation. Our experienced employment attorneys will evaluate your options under the law and can help you to obtain the most complete relief possible.