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Family Medical Leaves

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Family Medical Leaves (Family Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the following qualifying events; (1) serious health condition, (2) need to care for a family member with a serious health condition, (3) disability due to pregnancy, child birth, or related medical condition, and/or (4) need to bond/care for a new born adoptive/foster child.

Additionally, the Family Medical Leave Act provides special provisions for military family leave.

California's Pregnancy Disability Leave provides employees up to 4 months of job protected leave due to pregnancy, childbirth, and/or related medical conditions. There are no eligibility requirements for Pregnancy Disability Leave.

Please refer to the Family Medical Leave (FML) Handbook for more detailed information on Family Medical Leaves and eligibility requirements.

To Request a Leave

The forms to be completed will depend on your FML request. Please complete the required forms as outlined below and submit to your Agency/Department Human Resources Department.

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FML Request Required Forms (Click to select form)
Own illness or to take care of family member
Injury/Illness of Service Member
Qualifying Exigency

If you are not eligible for FMLA and need to apply for Pregnancy Disability Leave, please contact your immediate supervisor or your Agency/Department Human Resources Department.

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