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FMLA Leave for Anxiety and Mental Health

Jan 27, 2023

Can you take a leave of absence from work because of anxiety?

Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees who work for a covered employer may seek a leave of absence from work if they are unable to work due to a serious health condition. The FMLA covers chronic conditions, whether it be physical, like arthritis, and mental like  anxiety or depression, and allows for up to twelve weeks to seek treatment (Continuous and intermittent) from health care provider if needed. This is a federal law, which provides job protected leave, even if the employee has used all of his/her paid time off (PTO).

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