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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that requires certain employers to provide eligible employees 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee
  • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
  • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child or parent) with a serious health condition
  • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition

For employees and family members affected by ADHD, FMLA may be an option to care for unique needs related to ADHD if criteria are met for ADHD to be considered a serious health condition as defined under the law. Consult your employer’s FMLA policy and/or your human resources department for more information about FMLA. You may also wish to reference the US Department of Labor’s webpage which includes numerous fact sheets on this topic.

     


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