Can you have more than one FMLA if one is for a family member an then one is for self or combined?

I would like to find out if you can advise if you work for a company and you was taking FMLA for a sick parent and has used that time (35 days so far) and now myself have been put out because I have carpal tunnel and doctor placed me on limited duty of work and wants me to take frequent breaks for my arm and they told me I can not work because they have nothing for me to do an I have to go on FMLA for myself. Now would that be a separate FMLA for myself or would I be using the same FMLA for my mom and still have only 25 more days left of FMLA time left? And if I have short term disability does that not count towards something? Can you please advise? Thanks for your assistance..

2 answers  |  asked Dec 16, 2009 11:01 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (2)

Adam Kielich
Your FMLA-protected twelve weeks of leave apply to any and all covered reasons for FMLA protection within the twelve month period of eligibility. To explain it another way, you do not have twelve weeks of FMLA leave for each protected reason.

If you take FMLA leave for multiple reasons your employer certainly can request certification for each reason. It does not have to but under FMLA regulations it can request that you complete certification for each reason.

Take a look at these links for more info:

posted by Adam Kielich  |  Dec 31, 2017 11:26 AM [EST]
Martin A. Shellist
It would generally be considered the same. So, if you have 12 weeks of FMLA leave in a given year, that can be used on multiple issues.

posted by Martin A. Shellist  |  Dec 16, 2009 9:10 PM [EST]

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