FMLA (CFRA in California) provides a maximum of 12 weeks of job protection. After the 12 weeks of leave is exhausted, the employee must work for another 12 months and 1,250 hours for the employer before accruing any additional FMLA benefits.
The issue of disability or personal leave is irrelevant, because no matter what the basis of leave may be, if the employee has exhausted all FMLA/CFRA benefits, then the employer can terminate the employee while on leave.
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