California Employment Law

Have California employment law questions? Ask a lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I was denied unemployment benefits as my employer claimed I…

Customer Question
I was denied unemployment benefits...
I was denied unemployment benefits as my employer claimed I was on Unauthorized LOA . I was out for about 45 days. Nearing day 45 (= or +)
I received a call from HR asking for a medical statement from my MD. Informed HR my MD was out of town and would seek the release upon her return. Less than 10 days later I received a letter , clearly showing my status as LOA and that I was terminated (No reason given) They reported to Unemployment I was on UNAUTHORIZED LOA as reason for "Misconduct" . Benefits were denied , I appealed .. is there a chance of winning the appeal ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: California Employment Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own California Employment Law Question
Answered in 43 minutes by:
3/5/2016
California Employment Lawyer: Patrick, Esq., Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Patrick, Esq.
Category: California Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,037
Experience: Significant experience in all areas of employment law.
Verified

Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question.

Did you fail to respond to any of your employer's inquiries about when you were coming back to work or when you would be able to provide your doctor's note? Did you ultimately get the note from your doctor?

I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.

Ask Your Own California Employment Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask LawTalk Your Own Question
LawTalk
LawTalk
LawTalk, Attorney
Category: California Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 1,285
1,285 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have 30 years of experience in the practice of law, including employment law and discrimination law.

LawTalk is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

1,285 satisfied customers

I have 30 years of experience in the practice of law, including employment law and discrimination law.

Tina

Tina

Attorney

923 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years experience & recognized by ABA for excellence in employment law.

Brandon, Esq.

Brandon, Esq.

Lawyer

348 satisfied customers

Has received a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate for his outstanding legal service.

melissamesq

melissamesq

Attorney

47 satisfied customers

Represent clients to maximum recovery in employment cases.

legalg

legalg

Other

53 satisfied customers

General Practitioner. Research Attorney

Roy Hadavi

Roy Hadavi

14 satisfied customers

Attorney at Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates

Attorney2020

Attorney2020

Lawyer.

69 satisfied customers

I have significant experience in employment law.

< Previous | Next >

Related California Employment Law Questions
Following the Dynamex decision I think I may be a
Hello, following the Dynamex decision I think I may be a misclassified W2 and I am interested in finding out whether I can benefit myself by pursuing it. … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
My wife works in a Veterinary Medical field and had a
Hello, My wife works in a Veterinary Medical field and had a complaint filed against her by an angry co-worker saying my wife was bullying/harassing after my wife asked her to please stop doing someth… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I am a registered nurse working in assisted living in
I am a registered nurse working in assisted living in California. Last week a nurse from the hospital informed me that an unresponsive resident would be returning at 5 pm and a hospice nurse would be … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I am a medical marijuana patient living in California who is
I am a medical marijuana patient living in California who is planning to move to Wisconsin to be a student full time. I will also be needed a part time job to help pay for living expenses. Most jobs i… read more
David C. Garner
David C. Garner
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
895 satisfied customers
A probono attorney filed a harassment lawsuit against my
A probono attorney filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against my prior employer over a year ago, within the statute of limitations. I haven't heard anything much since. Is the employer obligated to res… read more
Eric Y., Esq.
Eric Y., Esq.
Law/J.D.
167 satisfied customers
How much does your service cost? HR and lawyer. At will and
It's a conditional offer being rescinded because of a pending background check… read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Lawyer
14,037 satisfied customers
I have been on salary for several years and have never
I have been on salary for several years and have never received any overtime pay do i get overtime pay … read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Lawyer
14,037 satisfied customers
I am interested in speaking with a CA unemployment law
Hi, I am interested in speaking with a CA unemployment law attorney. Thank you. … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Mr/Ms. Ca, no start yet, I am employer I hire contractor for
I am employer I hire contractor for for contraction work by W-9… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Does a wife have to take the survival benefits of a husbands
Does a wife have to take the survival benefits of a husbands plan? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
11,115 satisfied customers
I am employed by a California company on their payroll in
I am employed by a California company on their payroll in California. I have lived and worked only in California for the last 12 years and for this employer for 3 years. My employer is a subsidiary of… read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Lawyer
14,037 satisfied customers
I am a contract employee of a contract company with a
I am a contract employee of a contract company with a government contract. I have concerns about how several positions on this contract have been "appointed" and not posted for all of us to apply for.… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
11,115 satisfied customers
Are “independent” tattoo artists that work for one studio,
Are “independent” tattoo artists that work for one studio, for commission (only job), now considered employees due to the new ABC test California has implemented?… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
11,115 satisfied customers
I was let go from my work last wednesday following an
I was let go from my work last wednesday following an investigation regarding forging of signatures at my location. When I was let go I was brought into a room and given a 3 minute conversation statin… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I just got terminated from my job. I was only there for 7
I just got terminated from my job. I was only there for 7 months. I was told that my position was being eliminated. Then when I pressed, the CFO in front of the CEO told me that I was being fired beca… read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Lawyer
14,037 satisfied customers
Second opinion] I'm on workers comp and have been for nearly
Second opinion] I'm on workers comp and have been for nearly two years.… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,552 satisfied customers
In the State of California what occupation is qualified to
In the State of California what occupation is qualified to work 3/12 work weeks ? I thought it was only Healthcare.… read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
724 satisfied customers
I received a right to sue letter. I contacted EEOC &I was
I received a right to sue letter. I contacted EEOC &I was informed I only had 2 weeks from the date of the letter. The letter states 2 weeks or a year from the date of the incident. EEOC said if I con… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,562 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x