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.
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