Typically, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is responsible for investigating violations of the CFRA. In some cases, an employer may be willing to reach a settlement in lieu of litigation; in other cases, litigation may be necessary. If an employer is held liable for unlawfully denying an employee a leave of absence, they may be required to pay back pay, attorney’s fees, damages for pain and suffering, and fines. Additionally, they may be required to give an employee his or her job back.
Employers often assume employees won’t fight back after they’ve been wrongfully terminated after taking a lawful leave of absence. If you’ve been denied leave or have been fired after taking a leave of absence, contact Shanberg Stafford LLP today at 866-517-6802 or email us to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
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