Infertility is a rising problem in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With many employees undergoing fertility treatments, there are concerns it will affect their jobs and make it difficult for them to take time off from work. One big question is, “Am I protected if I take time off from work?”
May Employees Take Unpaid Leave for Fertility Treatments?
When employees think of starting a family, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may immediately come to mind. Employers may assume FMLA leave can be used only for giving birth and adopting a child. In certain situations, however, the leave could be used for fertility treatments.