Leave of Absence
System recognizes the fact that employees will, from time to time request leaves
of absence from the Health System. Specific questions not addressed here may be
directed to Employee Relations, in the Human Resource Department.
To be eligible for Family, Medical or
Maternity leave under The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, an employee must
be employed for 1 year and have worked 1250 hours during the past 12
To be eligible for Erlanger’s Family, Medical or Maternity leaves, an
employee must have completed their 6-month probation period.
Eligibility under the Family and
Medical Leave Act of 1993 will be determined first. If the employee does not
meet the requirements, eligibility will then be determined for Erlanger’s
Family, Medical and Maternity leaves.
that may qualify for Family, Medical or Maternity leave are, but not limited to,
the list below.
• Birth of a child
• Placement of a child for adoption or
• Employee’s own serious health condition
• Serious health
condition affecting, spouse, child or parent
employees have reinstatement rights during the first 120 days of Family, Medical
or Maternity leave, whether it is under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
or Erlanger’s Family, Medical or Maternity leave. Reinstatement rights for EHS
temporary employees will not apply beyond the completion date of the temporary
work assignment. The maximum leave time available is 12 months.
Employees taking a
Family, Medical or Maternity leave may use accrued PAL or take the leave as
unpaid. EIB is available for leave if the employee is out for his or her own
illness. EIB is also available for female employees on Maternity leave during
the first 6-weeks of the leave. EIB may be taken for a longer period of time if
there were complications during the Maternity leave.
How to Apply
To apply for a Family,
Medical or maternity leave, follow the steps below.
- Pick up a Leave Packet from Human Resources.
- Complete the “Application for Leave of Absence”,
include approximate beginning date and approximate ending date. The employee
and the manager must sign this form.
- Have the treating physician complete the “Medical
- Turn the application and Medical Certification form in
to the manager.
- Management will submit the request to Human Resource.
- Approval or Denial Letter will be mailed to employee by Human
If the leave is foreseeable, a 30-day notice is required. If the leave is not
foreseeable, the leave application and medical certification must be submitted
within 15 days of receipt of the leave packet.