The San Rafael City School District in California has agreed to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former employee Krista Alexander, according to sources. Alexander worked in the district as a bilingual school psychologist until June 2010, when she claims the district terminated her after she requested time off to spend time with her child. The district settled the lawsuit for $68,950.
Alexander claims she had performed her job from home in the past, and she only requested to work from home one day a week. At the time of her request, Alexander had 9 weeks of leave remaining under the California Family Rights Act, which permits a total of 12 weeks of leave for new parents.
Alexander’s request was reasonable and permitted under the California Family Rights Act. If you believe your rights have been violated by your employer, please contact our firm today for a free consultation.
Tip of the day: Research the family and medical leave act laws in your state before you request time off from your employer—knowledge is power.
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