Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), is a federal law that provides job and benefit protection for certain qualifying leaves of absence. The act requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-related leave to eligible employees.


If you are an eligible employee under the FMLA, meaning that you have worked for Dartmouth College for at least one year and worked a total of 1,250 in the previous 12-month period prior to the commencement of the leave, Dartmouth provides up to 12 weeks of protected leave for a qualified reason.. 

Dartmouth College policy is that FML runs concurrently with your short-term disability leave. If your FML begins with a claim for short term disability (excluding maternity leave), you will need to complete an FML Application and an FML Medical Certification form.

Read the Dartmouth FMLA Policy.

Employee Rights & Responsibilities

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