What should I do now?
Always remember that California laws are in place to protect you. If you believe your employer is preventing you from taking leave under the California Family Rights Act, it's important to know what to do. Taking action quickly is important as you have only one year from the act of discrimination to file a complaint.
Here are the steps you need to take:
1. Keep records and have copies of documents that support your complaint. This could include any of the following: emails, written correspondence, paycheck stubs, or calendars.
2. Be ready to present the facts. Once your complaint is reported the Department of Fair and Equal Housing will conduct an impartial investigation.
3. File a Complaint with DFEH. Complaints must be filed with the DFEH within 1 year of the event.
4. Consult with an attorney. Get the advice and guidance of an experienced attorney. The lawyers with Kingsley & Kingsley located in Los Angeles, California have a wealth of experience fighting for victims of discrimination. To have an attorney evaluate your claim, contact our firm today for a free initial consultation. Or you can call us here in Los Angeles: 888-500-8469.