If you work for an employer that is covered by the FMLA, and you are an eligible employee, you can take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in any 12-month period.
You may take FMLA leave to care for your spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition, or when you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition. The most common serious health conditions that qualify for FMLA leave are:
To be eligible for FMLA leave, you must respond "yes" to each of the following:
If "yes" to each of the above, you are eligible for FMLA leave.
To attempt to invoke your rights under the FMLA, follow these steps: