Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
This US labor law requires covered employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Treatment for substance abuse may be a serious health condition if the conditions for inpatient care and/or continuing treatment are met.
According to the US Department of Labor, an employer may not take action against the employee because the employee has exercised his or her right to take FMLA leave for substance abuse treatment. An employee may also take FMLA leave to care for a covered family member who is receiving treatment for substance abuse. The employer may not take action against an employee who is providing care for a covered family member receiving treatment for substance abuse.
At R Rehab we assist clients expedite the process of filing for FMLA. It is our goal to make obtaining treatment as convenient as possible. FMLA allows our clients to take a break to seek recovery without losing their job or risking their loved ones losing their jobs to attend family therapy sessions etc.