Calif. Worker Rights End After 12 Weeks Leave: Court

Law360, San Diego (August 17, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court determined Tuesday that employees are not entitled to reinstatement of their jobs if they return to work after the state’s 12-week protected leave policy ends, reversing a lower court’s finding in favor of a Los Angeles County worker.

The three-judge panel on the Second District Court of Appeal concluded that employees’ rights to reinstatement expire after they have used up the 12 weeks of leave protected under the California Family Rights Act of 1993.

The state law, which closely parallels the...
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