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partner of 20yrs claimed as dependent on taxes can I file for FMLA to take care of him during his illness
Asked on January 3, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Arkansas
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
The denial is correct: your tax status or domestic situation have no bearing on FMLA eligibility. The Family and Medical Leave act is very specific that you can only take FMLA leave to care for a parent, spouse, or child (biological or adopted; not step); your partner, despite being claimed on your taxes, is none of these.
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