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Your Rights Under The FMLA/CFRA

Last updated on August 14, 2023

In the ever-shifting tide of life, we all are likely to encounter periods in which we need to step away from work to address serious medical issues for both ourselves and our families. Although employers should support workers taking time off to take care of these issues, many do not.

At the Law Office of Twila S. White, in Los Angeles, we support your right to obtain medical care and support your loved ones as they face medical issues. Reach out to us if your employer denies your rights to take leave you are entitled to.

How Can FMLA/CFRA Help Me?

Workers in California should be familiar with some of the ways in which the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) can protect them. Here are a few common uses of these programs:

  • Time off to care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Time off to address your own serious health condition
  • Time to bond with a newborn child, an adopted child or a child placed for foster care

If your employer has denied your ability to access time off under FMLA or CFRA, pick up the phone and contact our team. We will not rest until you obtain justice.

Comparing FMLA/CFRA

Although both programs protect the rights of workers to obtain medical care for themselves and loved ones, they contain several differences:

  • FMLA is a federal program, CFRA is only applicable in the state of California
  • FMLA runs concurrently with, but not in addition to, CFRA leave entitlements
  • CFRA can often cover a domestic partner and associated children, FMLA does not

Commons Occurrences Of FMLA/CFRA Non-Compliance In The Workplace

Here are several scenarios where workers find themselves the victim of employer noncompliance with FMLA/CFRA:

  • Your employer refuses to grant time off which is covered under FMLA/CFRA.
  • An employer attempts to mislead you about the amount of time off to which you are entitled under these programs.
  • When you return to work after addressing your medical needs, you find yourself demoted or your responsibilities drastically changed.

Don’t Give Away Your Rights — Call Us For Help

If you have questions or concerns about your rights under either program, let our FMLA lawyer assist. Call us today to get a no-fee, 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your case. Call 800-521-4569. You also have the option of contacting us via email.