Molly's daughter has food allergies which are sometimes so serious she has to stay home with her and which require frequent doctor's office visits.
After requesting the time off using the Request for Leave form and providing the medical certification required, Molly learns from OHR that her daughter's allergies qualify as a serious health condition and she is entitled to use FMLA and OFLA. (See questions 6, 15, and 21 - 25.) Molly will need to inform her supervisor when she is taking leave intermittently for this reason and complete the FMLA and/or OFLA time sheets accurately to track the authorized leave. This time off may qualify for sick and vacation leave.
- 6. How do I know if I have a serious health condition or a family member has a serious health condition?
- 15. Can I take intermittent or reduced hour leave for a serious health condition?
- 21. How do I request family and medical leave?
- 22. Do I have to specifically request family and medical leave to receive job protection for my time off?
- 23. Who is responsible for designating the leave as family and medical leave qualifying?
- 24. Do I have to provide a medical certification for my or my family member's serious health condition?
- 25. Is the information included in my medical certification confidential?