What is the best course of action to take time off from work due to health related issues?

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What is the best course of action to take time off from work due to health related issues?

My husband is experiencing health issues due to high stress at work. Currently, he is under a doctor’s care, and he would like to request a temporary leave from work. What should he do so he can keep his job, but take care of his health?

Asked on June 16, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  Unfortunately you did not provide enough information here in order to give you any specific guidance so I will give you some strategies that I hope will help.  First, if your husband's company has a human resources department go and speak with them about taking a leave of absence without pay.  You can also speak with them about going out on temporary disability if he qualifies.  If the company fits the mold, so to speak, and qualifies under the Family Leave Act you can ask about taking that time as well.  Under the Family Leave Act certain employees are permitted up to 12 weeks leave time and their jobs are protected during that period.  Good luck to you.


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