The Best Way To Protect Your Job After An Injury

You might be curious about the sorts of family leave available if you need to take time off from your job due to an illness, injury, or other major health issues that render you or a family member incapable of working. Find out more about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or New York Paid Family Leave to protect your career following a personal injury.

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Family Medical Leave Act

If a worker qualifies for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), they can take as much time as they need. A worker could take this unpaid time off to:

  • Handle a long-term health condition or recover from a significant injury
  • Take some time off to get to know a new child.
  • Taking care of a close member who has a severe injury or ongoing medical condition
  • Take time off to attend to pressing matters brought on by a member of your family being on active duty in the military.

New York State Paid Family Leave

Since it was enacted in 2016, New York State Paid, Family Leave offers qualified employees paid time off with job protection in order to take care of family members or to go on maternity leave. 

For eligible working New Yorkers, this means you might be able to take a paid leave of absence to care for a family member following their personal injury while maintaining your job protection and avoiding termination as a result.

Who is Covered by New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law?

Family members who might need to care for a member of their own family are covered by the paid family leave law in New York State. Employees may use the New York State Paid Family Leave Family Care program in numerous situations to care for a close family who has a critical health condition, such as when they need to:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic companion(including both same-sex and different-sex partners; in New York, there is no registration required)
  • You have legal custody of your child, stepchild, or any other person.
  • The parent or stepparent
  • Parent-in-law
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
By Carol Cooperman