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What family and medical leaves are available to California employees?

California offers several different options for employees who need to take a family or medical leave. Each type of leave offers different benefits and/or levels of protection. Below we have provided a brief overview of some of the major programs available to California employees.

Can employees be fired for taking additional leave beyond FMLA or CFRA limits?

The short answer is no, but employers frequently get this wrong. Many large corporations have policies that require termination of employees after their twelve weeks of leave is over, but the employee still needs more time to heal before returning to work. Illegal application by employers of set leave limit policies can result in a wrongful termination.

CA Supreme Court restricts employer's ability to recover fees from employees in discrimination and wrongful termination cases under FEHA

The California Supreme Court ruled today that an employee who loses a case under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is not liable for the employer's attorney's fees or costs unless the case was frivolous, unreasonable or groundless.

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