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Law School Faculty – Leave Type: Personal Illness/Injury (Non-Work Related)

Job Protection and Benefit Continuation

Federal FMLA

  • Eligible after one year of employment and after working 1,250 hours or more in previous 12-months
  • Up to 12 weeks of leave during 12-month FMLA period
  • May be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

CT State Statute 5-248a

  • Eligible as a permanent employee as defined in CT State Statute 5-196(20)
  • Up to 24 weeks of unpaid leave within a two-year period  (leave must be for more than 5 days)
  • May not be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

Note:  Leaves for employees with end date positions will not be extended beyond the end date.

Your medical condition may also qualify for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ADA Information.

How the Leave is Paid

Leave can be paid or unpaid.  Each case is considered separately and involves careful consideration of length of service, nature of the illness/injury, and anticipated length of disability.

Note:  Employees enrolled in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) are automatically covered by a long-term disability policy that begins paying benefits after a six-month waiting period.

Forms

Employee Request
Intent to Return to Work
Medical Certification (P-33A)
Request for Paid Medical Leave

Returning to Work

Must provide Fitness for Duty certification (last page of Medical Certification, P-33A)

Policy References

Understanding Family and Medical Leave (A primer for Connecticut State Employees)
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act in Spanish
U.S. Dept. of Labor Employee’s Guide to FMLA
Connecticut Statute
C.G.S. 5-248a
C.G.S. 5-196(20)
University Bylaws Article XV.K.4 Sick Leave for Members of the Professional Staff
Statewide Family and Medical Leave Policy
University Policy Benefits for Managerial and Confidential Exempt and Non-Represented Faculty
Long Term Disability Certificate

 

Human Resources Contact

Suzanne Rogoz
Telephone: (860) 486-0398
Fax: (860) 486-0406