Termination while on Disability Although unfortunate, most employees go through some circumstances that lead them to need to take some time off work. Accidents, declining health, and many other reasons could lead to employees having no other choice but to go on leave. Were you terminated while you were away from the workplace due to a disability? If so, you might have grounds to take action against your employer. Depending on the specific details of your situation, you might have the right to file a claim and even receive compensation.

If you are unsure about whether you have the right to take action against your employer, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to provide you with the assistance that you need. The employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.

The Laws that allow Disability Leave

Employees have the right to take time off from work to tend to their own illnesses. The right to go on disability leave is established both by federal and state laws. On the federal level, employees have the right to go on leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act. On the state level (California), the California Family Rights Act also establishes the right for employees to go on leave. Without a doubt, you are entitled to disability leave. If you were terminated while on disability leave, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible – you might have grounds to pursue a claim and receive compensation. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Can Your Employer Fire You if You are on Disability Leave?

There are many reasons that would lead employers to terminate an employee. Employees can even be fired while on disability leave for a number of reasons, such as failing to return to work after their leave is over or failing to inform the employer that they were going on leave in the first place. Employees can also be fired for many other reasons, such as poor performance, problems meeting goals, fraud, prohibited conduct, and being unable to perform the essential functions of the job (with accommodation), for example. In many cases, the motion to terminate an employee for a legal reason coincidentally concludes during the time that the employee is on leave. Although there are perfectly legal reasons for termination, there are also many illegal reasons. For instance, employees cannot be fired for simply being on leave, for needing a reasonable accommodation, or for any discriminatory reason, for example. If you were terminated while you were on disability leave and you suspect that your termination was illegal, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible to speak with our experts.

My Employer Fired Me – Now What?

Your employer fired you; now what? What could you do? What are your options? What can you do after being terminated by your employer? Without a doubt, you have the right to take action against your employer if you were fired illegally while you were on disability, because you were on disability leave, or when you returned from disability leave. What are your options?

Can Your Employer Fire You if You are on Disability Leave?The first thing that you should do is familiarize yourself with your state and federal employment agencies. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is California’s state employment agency responsible for overseeing and enforcing employment laws on the state level. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal employment agency that oversees and enforces federal employment laws. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you could pursue a claim with either agency. However, you might also have grounds to file a civil lawsuit against your employer.

If you are interested in filing a civil lawsuit against your employer, you must first be granted the right to sue from the DFEH or EEOC. The DFEH or EEOC will grant you the right to sue after reaching a conclusion for the investigation, for example. You can also directly request the right to sue from the DFEH or the EEOC. As soon as you are granted the right to sue from the DFEH or EEOC, you can contact a lawyer and start your legal process as soon as possible. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to take action against your employer.

Is Compensation Available?

If you were fired while you were on disability, could you receive compensation? Are you entitled to receiving compensation if your employer terminated you even though you were on disability? Without a doubt, you might be eligible to receive compensation depending on the specific details of your claim. Consider the following types of compensation that are often available to employees who pursue employment claims:

  • Lost income – compensation awarded for the income lost directly due to the termination. Although compensation for lost income can vary, claimants can sometimes recover both back pay and front pay.
  • Lost benefits – compensation for the benefits lost directly due to the termination, such as retirement benefits, stock options, and life/health insurance, for example.
  • Pain and suffering – compensation for both the mental and emotional distress caused by the termination suffered.
  • Punitive damage – compensation awarded to punish the defendant and to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring with other employees.
    • If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive if you pursue a claim against your employer, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. Our employment attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and help you understand the compensation that you might be eligible to recover. Our employment attorneys are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.

      Do I Need a Lawyer?

      If you were terminated while on disability leave, could you benefit from contacting a lawyer? Without a doubt, you have the right to pursue a claim against your employer if you were terminated while you were on disability leave, but is a lawyer really necessary. When you contact an employment lawyer to evaluate your current situation and learn more about your rights, you will have access to all the information that you need to start or continue your claim against your employer. If you would like to discuss your current situation with an employment attorney with experience in disability termination claims, do not hesitate to contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. The employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group have many years of experience handling a variety of employment claims and helping employees fight for their right to sue. If you would like to discuss your employment claim with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact us today.

      At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we are dedicated to fighting for your rights as an employee and helping you recover the compensation that you deserve. We are also dedicated to remaining accessible to all parties who might have grounds for an employment claim. Because of that, our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our knowledgeable discrimination attorneys will be available to evaluate your claim, answer all your questions, and provide you with all the information that you need to start or continue your claim. At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we understand that many employees mistakenly allow incompetent attorneys to handle their claims; during our free second opinions, our lawyers will provide you with the necessary guidance to redirect your claim towards a successful outcome. Whether you are interested in starting or continuing your claim against the employer that terminated you while on disability, you could trust our expert attorneys. To schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.

      The legal services mentioned above are available to you as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee, which ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. You will never have to worry about expensive fees to discuss your claim with our lawyers. Our law firm is also based on a strict contingency structure; therefore, you will not be required to pay anything until after your claim reaches a successful outcome. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our disability and termination lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.