People in California often have a path in life. For many, this includes going to work and doing the best they can while employed. Fortunately, should something unexpected occur -- such as an illness or injury -- they should be able to trust that their employers will make reasonable accommodations for them, including allowing them to take medical leave. If such accommodations are not allowed, workers have the option of seeking recourse through litigation under certain circumstances.
One man in another state chose to do so. He was reportedly employed as a data resources manager from 2004 to 2015. Unfortunately, in 2013 he experienced tumors in the nerves of his feet, leaving him in severe pain. After therapy failed, he underwent surgery. He notified his employer that he would need medical leave from work while he underwent and recovered from surgery; he claims that he notified his employer at the time that he would be spending part of his leave in Mexico as his family had already planned a trip.