How much leave can I take under the FMLA?

An employee eligible for FMLA leave from a covered employer is allowed up to a total of 12 work-weeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition;
  • To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or,
  • For the birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care.

​Lexington, Kentucky FMLA lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in cases under the FMLA; contact him at 859-254-7076.