Attorneys Protecting Employees Who Take Family or Medical Leave
At Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP, we are proven, determined defenders of people's rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as specific protections afforded by California state law. Our lawyers' efforts over the past several decades have covered the spectrum of pregnancy discrimination and actions against people who took leaves from work to care for a seriously ill child or other family member.
Have You Been Denied Family Leave or Suffered Retaliation for Taking It?
Actionable violations of laws governing family and medical leaves take many forms, including:
- Denial of a person's right to an unpaid or partially paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, his or her own serious health condition or that of an immediate family member
- Termination or the threat of other employment retaliation for taking a qualified leave
- Denial of promotions or other unfair treatment after taking a leave
We recently settled four cases on behalf of long time employees of a major Southern California employer who were terminated for taking family leave, resulting in a combined settlement of over $2 million.
Discuss Your Pregnancy Case Free with a Leading Employment and Civil Rights Attorney
If you believe you were denied advancement or terminated because you became pregnant and had a pregnancy-related disability, we want to hear about it. Too many employers still believe that women will not be able to give their job the same committment once they have kids, will not be willing to travel or should not come back to work full time. In all these situations, we want to be the law firm you can trust for sound guidance and strong representation if you have a valid claim.
Our Los Angeles attorneys are prepared to thoroughly assess whether you have been a victim of family, medical or pregnancy leave violations and explain your rights. We are versed in the details of both California and federal law, experienced in employment litigation at all levels including the U.S. Supreme Court, and committed to staying informed on precedent-setting cases and their outcomes. We also handle disability cases involving failures to accommodate an employee's disability.
Protecting You and Your Family's Rights
We adamantly believe that discrimination or retaliation against someone for prioritizing critical family needs harms the individual, the family and the community. Employers that ignore these laws or try to circumvent them must be held accountable — and we know how to attack their attempts to cite business needs or technicalities they may claim set their treatment of you outside the law.
No worker should be denied a reasonable level of accommodation for their family obligations. The level of protection our laws provide may depend on many circumstances of your case, but we encourage you to put those considerations in our hands.
For a free evaluation of your potential employment law, civil rights or class action case, we invite you to contact us.