Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees who work for larger employers, (50 employees or more within a 75 mile radius of employee’s worksite), have worked at least 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months, are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.  You don’t have to take that leave all at once; it can be intermittent. If you have a chronic medical condition which requires regular treatment you can go to those appointments, and because of the FMLA, you will not risk losing your job.  You can take FMLA leave in order to:

  • care for a newborn child,
  • place a child with the employee through adoption or foster care,
  • care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition, or
  • take medical leave when the employee has a serious health condition.

The Family and Medical Leave Act is one of the most important laws protecting the jobs of American workers and employees. Fried Law Office can advise you regarding your rights under the FMLA.