I have been taken off work by my doctor for mental health issues and want to apply for short term disability. Can my employer fire me while i am on leave by my doctor and can that effect me receiving my std? Im in California

I have been taking off work by my doctor for 4weeks, I plan on applying for sdi right away. Can i still be fired while out with a doctor note or on disability?

2 answers  |  asked Sep 9, 2016 3:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (2)

Arkady Itkin
1. Whether you are terminated or not will not affect your elibility for SDI benefits if you are otherwise eligible.
2. With regard to the other part of your question, please read this posting on our blog for useful information and correct answer to your question: http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/2016/09/fired-disability-leave.html


Arkady Itkin

posted by Arkady Itkin  |  Sep 10, 2016 08:04 AM [EST]
George Allen
Your employer cannot legally terminate you because of a medical/disability leave IF the employer is large enough to be covered by the disability and/or medical leave laws.

posted by George Allen  |  Sep 9, 2016 4:07 PM [EST]

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