can i take leave due to no child care for the summer

i am in need of some assistance. is there a leave i can take for the summer due to having no cost effective child care for my 6 year old and still be able to retain my employment?

1 answer  |  asked Feb 7, 2010 12:01 PM [EST]  |  applies to New Jersey

Answers (1)

Natalia Shishkin
Not really. You could be eligible for the NJ Family Leave and the FMLA if your child/spouse/parent had a serious health condition. If your child is healthy, you do not have this option. Try to negotiate with you employer.

Also, note that although your employer is not obligated to keep your job for you, they may not discriminate against you as a woman/primary caretaker. If they have allowed male employees to take non-FMLA extended leave without repercussions, but let you go, you may have a case of gender discrimination.

Good luck!

Natalia Shishkin, Esq.

I am licensed to practice law in NJ and NY. My response here is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter in question. To get specific legal advice, please contact our firm Resnick & Nirenberg at 973-781-1204.

posted by Natalia Shishkin  |  Feb 8, 2010 07:27 AM [EST]

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