Q&A

How do I get FMLA for lupus?

How do I get FMLA for lupus?

Lupus Life Hack #1: How to Easily Apply to ADA & FMLA Contact your disability insurance carrier and say you’d like to open an ADA/FMLA case. Let your HR department know after you’ve talked to your manager. Contact your doctor to let them know documents will be sent to them and to fill it out ASAP.

Can you continue to work with lupus?

Many people with lupus are able to continue to work, although they may need to make changes in their work environment. Flexible work hours, job-sharing, and telecommuting may help you to keep working. It may be helpful to begin to make such arrangements soon after you have been diagnosed with lupus.

How do you tell your boss you have lupus?

Talking to your employer

  1. Start by talking to your healthcare provider about the demands of your job and what aspects of your job are more challenging because of lupus.
  2. Ask your healthcare provider for a letter outlining your diagnosis and what accommodations you might need.

How many weeks of unpaid leave do you have under FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave.

When do you need to mention FMLA to an employee?

When an employee seeks leave for a FMLA-qualifying reason for the first time, the employee need not expressly assert FMLA rights or even mention the FMLA. If an employee later requests additional leave for the same qualifying condition, the employee must specifically reference either the qualifying reason for leave or the need for FMLA leave.

Can a company Count FMLA leave as no fault?

An employee’s use of FMLA leave cannot be counted against the employee under a “no-fault” attendance policy. Employers are also required to continue group health insurance coverage for an employee on FMLA leave under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

How does FMLA affect health insurance for employees?

Employers are also required to continue group health insurance coverage for an employee on FMLA leave under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. See Fact Sheet 28A : Employee Protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act .