What Job Protected Leaves Apply to A Natural Disaster?

by Mammoth Team on September 12, 2018


What job protected leaves might apply to a natural disaster?

Employee leave for a natural disaster may qualify under FMLA (50+ employees) if the disaster results in or exacerbates a serious health condition for an employee or their family member with a serious health condition. In this case, the employer must provide relevant notifications and offer job protected leave.

An employee called up for military or national guard service would also be entitled to job protected leave. Employees with disabilities may also need an accommodation in order to complete essential functions of the job. Other leave protections may also apply, such as leave for employees to act as emergency first responders, participate in the civil air patrol, or other state specific leaves.

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