Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be confusing, especially as it relates to chronic headache and migraine. In fact, it may not be widely known that migraine is listed under FMLA as a qualifying reason for medical leave. In order to understand FMLA better, here are some FAQs.
First and foremost, FMLA is a right guaranteed by law. Even if an employer is not notified before leave has already started, as long as the event qualifies, there should be no change to an employer’s seniority, pay, or benefits upon return to work. You employer cannot deny your leave because the application was no filled out in time.
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