I recently had a kidney transplant and when I returned to work they told me I was laid off. Is there something I could do about this?

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Personal Injury, California


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It may depend on how long you were out of work.  Under the federal Family & Maternity Leave Act ("FMLA"), you can get up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a serious illness like this;  if your rights under that law were denied, you can sue.  You should have a lawyer review all of the facts of your case, to see if it makes sense pursuing anything like this.

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