Taking Time Off Work for a Disability

If you have a serious health condition that causes incapacity or requires treatment or inpatient care, you could qualify for time off under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) if you meet the FMLA's requirements. The FMLA gives eligible employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of leave per year. While FMLA is unpaid, your job is protected while you are out and you have the right to get your job back when you return (subject to your being able to do the job as well as a few other conditions). The FMLA, however, applies only to employers with 50 or more employees.

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