It is an unfortunate fact of life that people get ill and need time away from work or need someone to take care of them.  To help these employees and their families get treatment and not lose their job in the process, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) permits certain employees to take unpaid leave if they or their immediately family member has a serious medical condition. 

The CFRA applies to employers who employ more than 50 employees within a 75-mile radius and the employee has worked for that employer for more than one year.  If the employee qualifies for CFRA leave, then he or she can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave and his or her job is protected while on leave.

If your employer does not allow you to take CFRA leave, retaliates against you or eliminates your job while you are on protected leave, then you may have legal recourse.  If you believe your CFRA rights have been violated, contact us for a free evaluation.