Q: I was on disability for 4 months and when I returned to my job I was fired now I'm being denied unemployment benefits
My past employer says i just abandoned my job but they filled out the form for disability benefits the only thing that changed was the dare to return to work was exstended they recieved documents stating this. But they told unemployment i never even told them i was going on disability
A: If you can prove that your employer was provided with your doctor notes indicating a need for medical leave, and you were terminated for this false reason, it may be that you will be able to establish a violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. I think your best move right now is to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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