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Los Angeles Medical & Disability Leave Attorneys

medical & disability leave attorneys in Los Angeles

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No one plans to become disabled or sick. Unexpected medical issues can cause excruciating pain, physical suffering, and mental anguish as you struggle to make ends meet and provide for your family. Unfortunately, many employers make things worse by retaliating against employees who exercise their right to medical leaves or other accommodations. This hostility to and retaliation against sick, injured, and disabled workers is a tragic consequence of a profit-oriented corporate culture that views employees’ basic human needs as an unwarranted hassle. When this happens, your rights have been violated, and the only way to stop your employer’s cruel indifference is to stand up for yourself.

Fortunately, our compassionate Los Angeles medical and disability leave lawyers are devoted to helping you seek justice for the loss of income and emotional distress that comes with facing retaliation while also dealing with some of life’s most stressful challenges. Employers are supposed to give you time to recuperate and boost your health, not demote you, harass you, or even terminate you. We can help you speak up and do our best to eliminate these biases in the workplace.

I don't have words to thank you the king and Siegel team worked so hard on my case during the pandemic and I am so grateful and proud of my outcome with them. They are reasonable and reliable. Those you can trust .. everytime I had a question they would answer it I recommend them 100 percent.. am so thankful for the team .. my worries and stress are over .. a huge weight over my shoulder was lifted and was able to help my family during this hard time thank you so much king and Siegel team..
Vanessa Ponce
Vanessa Ponce
March 8, 2022
I was really nervous about hiring a lawyer but Julian and everyone in her office made the process as stress-free as it could be. She is kind, reassuring and confident and that helps make the process feel less scary. she also knows what kinds of outcomes are reasonable and will explain in detail why, and has a plan to get there. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Ines Martinez
Ines Martinez
March 8, 2022
I had the pleasure of being represented by this wonderful office and their attorneys! They were very quick about answering any questions and most times explained things so well that my questions were answered before I got the chance to ask them. I had an amazing experience, everyone is kind and very attentive to your wants and needs. A case can be very stressful and they did a great job at keeping me sane and comfortable through the entire process. I recommend them 100%.
Adrianna Sells
Adrianna Sells
October 25, 2021
This in an incredibly professional and responsive firm. There was an ease about getting initial information, scheduling, and working with their talented team. While I found it to be true of everyone that I encountered here, it was Julian Burns King that really went above and beyond. Her expertise, experience, and knowledge of employment law and its many facets coupled with her empathy and compassion for her clients, is truly one of a kind. I would absolutely recommend King & Siegel to anyone in need of legal advice or representation.
Jeri Mares
Jeri Mares
October 12, 2021
Everyone at this firm was so helpful, supportive, and nice. The settlement I got changed my life and working with them was as good as a lawsuit could possibly be. I am so glad I found them for my wrongful termination suit.
Evelyn A
Evelyn A
September 25, 2021
I’m glad I trusted the team of King & Seigel to handle my case they are the definition of professionalism. They were honest and very upfront with the process and kept me informed every step of the way not to mention I’m more than happy with the results. Thank you again to the team of King and Seigel.
Ramon Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez
December 9, 2020
Julian & Elliot are very good lawyers and I am glad I trusted them with my case. When I hired attorneys, I didn't know what to look for, but I am glad I found them. They were always attentive to my case and I never felt lost even though I did not have any prior experience with litigation. Ultimately, they got a result I was happy with and I am so glad I had them to help me put this experience behind me. You would be lucky to have them in your corner.
Ryan J
Ryan J
August 5, 2020
I would like to thank this amazing duo and their staff for taking care of my friend and I. They were patient and polite, very prompt, and always professional! Thank you all so much! 💜
Yanni Boo
Yanni Boo
July 15, 2020

If you believe you are being discriminated against in the workplace, King & Siegel LLP welcomes you to call our legal team today at (213) 465-4802 for a free review of your case.

Laws Protecting California Employees

If you are facing a medical condition or illness, you should know that the law protects you. In California, there are numerous laws that provide a right to leave, job protection upon return to work, and protection from retaliation for taking leave.

These laws also provide protection for those acting as caregivers for a parent, child, or another close relative who is suffering from a medical condition. Such employees also need time off, although not for themselves directly, and these laws safeguard them from employers’ discrimination and retaliation.

Some of the critical California laws that provide a leave of absence for any employees seeking to heal and recover from their own illness, or help family and relatives with their rehabilitation, include:

How Much Leave You Can Take from Work

The amount of leave you are entitled to and the medical conditions that qualify for protection vary based on the law that establishes your right to leave. For instance, for eligible employees, the FMLA and CFRA provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, which can be “intermittent” (taken periodically) or consecutive. The PDLL provides for up to four months of leave with payments through the State’s PDL program. The CARES Act provides for up to twelve weeks of partially-paid leave (though there are an unfortunate number of exemptions that prevent this law from helping workers as it should). These are just examples; because leave laws are complex, overlapping, and eligibility requirements vary greatly, we encourage you to reach out to guidance if you are struggling to make sense of your rights.

If you are disabled, on the other hand, you might require a longer period of leave from work, and you may also need to have accommodations for guidelines or restrictions given to you by your doctor. It is your employer’s duty to engage in a “good faith interactive process” and provide you with accommodations that do not pose an “undue burden” on their operations. “Reasonable accommodations” may include, depending on your job, things like additional unpaid leave, a modified work schedule, time off for doctor’s appointments, additional breaks (e.g., to check your blood sugar or to sit down), ergonomic equipment, a transfer, or remote work arrangements. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for requesting accommodations, whether or not your employer grants you accommodations. Although employers sometimes view employees who assert their rights as “demanding” or “high maintenance,” acting on this view is illegal. You have the right to request accommodations.

Knowledgeable Los Angeles Medical & Disability Leave Lawyers by Your Side

Laws can get quite complex when it comes to time off of work, especially because only knowledgeable leave-of-absence lawyers can guide you in finding out whether medical restrictions can allow you to have a longer extension away from your job. Get in touch with our Los Angeles medical and disability leave attorneys to find out more.

Our experienced legal team also handles other types of employment law cases, including cases surrounding:

If you have been wronged in the workplace, call King & Siegel now for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your case and options! We work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless you win.

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