Family and Medical Leave
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is intended to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families by allowing leave for certain qualifying reasons. The law provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave for eligible employees in any 12-month period, which Indiana University defines as a calendar year. FMLA applies to the birth or adoption of a child, serious health condition of an employee, parent, spouse or domestic partner, child, and military caregiver leave.
Employees have the right to a prompt investigation and response to a question or problem concerning the application of the law and the university's policy or procedures. If a department does not satisfactory resolve the employee's concerns, he or she may take the inquiry to Human Resources Administration for immediate attention and response within two weeks.