Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Employee Rights Under FMLA

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year. 


  • Incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care, or childbirth;
  • To care for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition; or
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee’s job.


  • Employees must have complete 1 year of employment at TCC
  • Employees must have worked at least 1,250 hours within the past 12 months at TCC

Defining a Serious Health Condition

A serious health condition is an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves either an overnight stay in a medical care facility or continuing treatment by a health care provider for a condition that either prevents the employee from performing the functions of the employee’s job or prevents the qualified family member from participating in school or other daily activities.

Employee Rights Under FMLA

Requesting FMLA leave

If you believe you will require FMLA leave, please contact Human Resources (850) 201-8510.