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Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave

March 14, 2008

Circumstances That Require

Granting Family or Medical Leave



When covered employers receive a request for leave from eligible employees, it must be granted in the following situations:

1.

For the birth and care of a newborn child;

2.

For the placement of a child for adoption or foster care;

3.

For the care of the employee’s spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition; and

4.

For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of the employee’s job.

(Note: The law applies equally to male and female employees.)



Information courtesy of What Every Business Manager and HR Professional Should Know About Federal Labor and Employment Laws


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