Employers are required to grant a number of different types of leaves of absence for employees. Discrimination can occur when the employer refuses to grant that leave or when they administer leaves in a discriminatory fashion, allowing some people to take a leave but not others, or if they do allow a leave but then they retaliate or cause some unpleasant environment after the employee comes back from a leave. That kind of negative action can include loss of pay, demotion, change in work duties, refusal to grant a promotion that would have otherwise been granted. There are a number of ways that leaves can either be denied or applied in a discriminatory fashion.
About Larry Schaefer
Lawrence P. Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He focuses exclusively on representing people who have been subject to employment discrimination at work. Larry serves as the firm’s President and head of litigation. Learn more >
About Toni Halleen
Toni has practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 1988. The field appeals to her because in our society, our jobs can be core to our identity and well-being. Even in her early years in the 70s and 80s, Toni remembers being drawn to ideals of justice, fairness, and social equality in attending anti-discrimination marches, participating in school activism, and admiring the political satire of the Smothers Brothers (and others). Learn more >