LEAVE MANAGEMENT AND ACCOMMODATION
Family Medical Leave
West Liberty University adheres to the requirements of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides qualified employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. At West Liberty University, FMLA may be paid or unpaid, contingent upon available leave accruals.
You may use FMLA for the following reasons:
● for the birth and care of the newborn child;
● for placement of a child for adoption or foster care;
● to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
● to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.
Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Resources
- FMLA Fact Sheet
- FMLA Qualifying Reasons
- FMLA Notice of Eligibility Form
- FMLA Certification Form for Illness of Employee
- FMLA Certification Form for Illness of Family Member
- FMLA Certification Form for Military Leave
Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
There are three categories of reasonable accommodations:
- Modifications or adjustments to a job application process that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to be considered for the position such qualified applicant desires; or
- Modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that position; or
- Modifications or adjustments that enable a covered entity’s employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities.”