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Employers subject to the FMLA are only required to save your job for 12 weeks. However, your employer should have provided advanced notice that it was no longer able to hold your job open. You may have recourse if they didn't comply with FMLA requirements.
Further, if your disability is a "qualifying disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), your employer would be required to engage in an interactive process with you to determine if reasonable accommodations could be made to allow you to return to work. Typically, a qualifying disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
There are a lot of potential reasons here why what your employer did may
have been unlawful. For this reason, I would highly advise you to speak with an attorney to determine if a cause of action for wrongful termination would be worth pursuing.
For attorney referrals, visit this link: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=CA
or visit http://www.martindale.com
On MartinDale, you can search attorneys by their practice area.
When you contact the attorneys, ask if they offer free consultations. Most should, and this way you can get at least some opinon on your case before you spend money.
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