When was the last time I had a hip replacement?
A painful arthroscopic surgery in 2011 to repair it failed to make my hip better, and I needed a “revision” surgery. In 2014, a doctor did everything he could to repair the joint, and gave me a tissue graft from a cadaver to fix my re-torn labrum. Ultimately, that operation also failed. I needed a new hip.
When was the family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) enacted?
Enacted in 1993, FMLA requires certain companies to provide employees unpaid leave for issues related to family (such as caring for a newborn or adopted child) or health issues (your own or a family member’s). However, not all employers need to adhere to FMLA, and not all employees are eligible.
What did John do with his FMLA leave?
John notified his employer and sought a medical leave to undergo chemotherapy treatment, which it granted. Thereafter, he used his full 12 weeks of leave under the FMLA, but when he requested an additional leave of absence to continue treatment, ABC Company denied his request, explaining that he had exhausted his FMLA leave.
How many weeks of leave can you take under FMLA?
The FMLA allows for 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month period – but the leave is unpaid. You may be able to use paid leave while on FMLA leave. You’re only eligible to take FMLA leave under certain circumstances. Not every employer – or employee – is covered.
Do you qualify for FMLA leave if you have an artificial hip?
Whether you have had an artificial hip implanted or are suffering side effects from a defective artificial hip, your employer should allow you to use FMLA leave if you meet the following four criteria: You have a serious health condition that makes you unable to perform the essential functions of your job.
When does my 12 weeks of FMLA leave renew?
In this system, the 12-month period officially begins on the first day an employee takes FMLA leave. The employee has 12 weeks of leave, total, to use during that 12 months. Then, if an employee needs FMLA leave after the initial leave year ends, the employee’s next leave year begins on the first day of the employee’s next FMLA leave.
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.
How many workweeks does Taylor take under FMLA?
Taylor takes 11 workweeks of FMLA leave to care for her father who has a terminal illness. Later in the same 12-month period, Morgan learns that her mother will need several weeks of care while recovering from hip replacement surgery. Morgan has not used any FMLA leave during the 12-month period.