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Can I take action after being fired while on family leave?

When you have a family or have medical issues, it is likely that there will be times when you need to take time off work in order to attend to a specific matter. As long as you meet certain requirements, you will qualify for unpaid employee leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Taking unpaid leave under the FMLA means that you are immune from having a negative action being made against you because of the leave taken. In other words, you cannot be fired or demoted for taking leave in order to have a child or care for a sick family member.

Your workplace rights as a new father

When you become a father, your life will change unrecognizably. It is likely that you will want to make your role as a father a priority after the birth of your child or at the start of the adoption transition, and you likely have every right to do this. Many fathers do not realize that they have the legal right to unpaid leave after the birth of their child, and worry that their careers might be at stake.

How California parental leave is changing in 2018

If you or your partner is pregnant and you are expecting a child, you will inevitably want to prepare for the first few months of life with your new baby from a financial and logistical perspective. Working mothers often feel as though they need to get back to the workplace as soon as possible after their baby is born, fearing that they may struggle financially or their career will suffer as a result of taking a significant of time off.

Your working rights when pregnant

As a woman who is pregnant, you may have been nervous or confused during the process of announcing your pregnancy to your employer. Many women become concerned that this announcement might lead to a change in the way that they are treated at work, concerned that they might be perceived as less committed or that they might miss out on future promotion opportunities.

The Family Medical Leave Act and disability insurance explained

When you are suffering from an illness and unable to work, you are likely to become confused about all of the different options available to you. It is important, therefore, to fully understand the differences between benefits such as short-term disability insurance and rights such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Pregnancy discrimination in San Francisco

San Francisco has a fast-paced start-up scene and boasts a growing economy due to innovation and high recruitment rates, with many people moving to San Francisco and the Bay Area for work. However, with this rapid recruitment comes mistakes made by employers, and this can be in the form of discrimination.

Can I take family leave to care for a stepparent?

There are times in many people's working lives where they have crucial personal issues that must be prioritized above their work. This can be especially true when a family member is suffering from a serious illness, and you must take time off in order to care for them. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) means that employees have the right to take unpaid, job-protected leave for up to 12 weeks in order to care for a seriously ill parent, child or spouse.

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