FMLA & ADA Protection
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) legally provides employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave every calendar year, assuming they meet a specific set of criteria. Because drug addiction is considered a diagnosable medical condition, FMLA protects an individual’s job security while they seek drug rehab and other behavioral healthcare services. FMLA applies to all public companies with more than 50 employees in a 75 mile radius.
An employee is eligible for FMLA benefits if:
- They have been working for their current employer for at least 12 full months (one year).
- They have worked for a minimum of 1,250 hours over the past 12 months.
- Their company has more than 50 employees.
If you do make the decision to take an FMLA-protected leave of absence it is important for you to request leave before admitting yourself to drug rehab. At The Plymouth House we are able to walk you through this process, providing guidance and answering any additional questions you may have.