Legal Question in Employment Law in California

Can I gey fired while on medical leave for my back?

Asked on 6/18/13, 8:52 pm

5 Answers from Attorneys

It is impossible to answer your question without more facts. Generally, however, an employer may not terminate you while on qualified medical leave.

You should contact an employment lawyer to discuss your specific situation and to determine your rights.

Some law firms, including mine, offer free initial consultations and will not charge you anything up front.

Tuvia Korobkin, Esq.

Eisenberg & Associates

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Los Angeles, California 90010

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Answered on 6/18/13, 9:04 pm


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Answered on 6/18/13, 9:35 pm
John Laurie Gertz and Laurie

Generally no if you are on a work related leave but there are exceptions and would need to know more facts.

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Answered on 6/18/13, 10:22 pm
Kristine Karila Law Office of Kristine S. Karila

It is unlawful to discriminate, including firing, against an employee because of his/her serious medical condition. However, if you are on leave because of your medical condition and the employer would have fired you regardless of the med. condition or leave associated with it, that is not unlawful. Call an employment law attorney to discuss. 949-481-6909.

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Answered on 6/19/13, 10:30 am
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

CAN they? Yes. But if you can prove it was 'because of' your leave or medical condition, then you might have a claim of discrimination or retaliation. If you think you can do so, then feel free to contact me to discuss your facts. I've been doing these cases for many years.

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Answered on 6/20/13, 2:11 pm

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