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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy and Procedure

PURPOSE:
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal mandate requiring covered public and private sector employers to provide eligible employees with a maximum of twelve weeks of leave as a result of the employee’s own serious health condition; the serious health condition of a spouse, parent, or child; or the birth or placement of a child and to return the employee to either the same or an equivalent position. In an effort to minimize the financial impact upon employees and their families, Fulton County requires employees to utilize any vacation, sick, and/or holiday leave available prior to being placed on unpaid status during family leave. 

This policy is intended to assist employees in achieving the delicate balance between work life and family matters by providing leave for special health or family related needs. This policy is also intended to encourage a more satisfied and productive work force as the result of increased family stability and economic security.


POLICY:
It is the policy of Fulton County Government to provide eligible employees with leave for qualifying reasons to attend to family needs and to assure those employees that they will be able to return to work into the same or an equivalent position with all of the same benefits, pay, and terms and conditions of employment. 

It is further the policy of Fulton County Government to comply fully with each and every requirement as set forth by the Family and Medical Leave Act without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.