Due to injury, sickness, or any sort of condition that incapacitates mental or physical health, an employee is granted a medical leave of absence. Similar to other types of leave, medical leave of absence needs to adhere to certain regulations and address the employee engagement ramifications.
As per the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), to qualify for medical leave, an employee must have a serious health issue that renders him/ her unable to accomplish the job responsibilities. The ailment of an employee is certified by their healthcare providers, stating that they are impotent to carry out any critical function associated with their role.
The FMLA states the provision of up to 12 weeks of absence from work for medical purposes. Other FMLA categories of leave allow employers to not provide paid leave. Furthermore, employers furnishing paid leave forms may want employees to utilize their rolled-up leave, integral to a 12-week period.