Healthy Living

Understanding a Worker's Rights with Diabetes

Medical leave

Aside from the reasonable accommodations that are mentioned, the employee is also covered by FMLA or The Family Medical Leave Act. This statute requires the employer to allow up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in the event of a medical emergency. In this situation, this condition qualifies as “serious” if it means going to the doctor at least twice a year or being hospitalized. Additionally, FMLA relates to employees who have worked for the same organization for 12 consecutive months and for 1,250 hours.