The Family Medical Leave Act provides eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year whether you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition or because you need to care for a family member with a serious health condition.
Your request for FMLA leave must be for one of the following reasons:
- The birth of a son or daughter or the care of a newborn child,
- The placement of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care,
- To care for your spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition,
- A serious health condition that makes you unable to do your job,
- Any urgent need from the fact that your spouse, son, daughter, or parent in the Armed Forces is on active duty or has been notified of an upcoming call to active duty.
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