Can the FMLA protect maternity leave for up to a year?

I just gave birth to a new baby girl in November 2000. I have taken my normal 6 weeks maternity leave and have taken an additional 8 weeks to care for my newborn. My question to you is can I take up to 1 year of leave to care for my newborn and still be protected under the FMLA Act?
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1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Georgia

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Janet E. Hill
FMLA only protects maternity leave for 12 weeks

No. Under the FMLA you are only protected for 12 weeks per year. In addition, not all employers or employees are covered by the FMLA.

posted by Janet E. Hill  |  Feb 11, 2001 6:35 PM [EST]

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