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Your rights at work

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What if I need more than a few days off because of a family member's illness or other crisis?

You might be able to take time off work if you qualify for:

  • family caregiver leave
  • family medical leave
  • critical illness leave
  • domestic or sexual violence leave
  • child death leave
  • crime-related child disappearance leave
  • organ donor leave
  • reservist leave

If you are covered by the ESA, you might be entitled to one of these leaves. See Does the ESA apply to all workers? for more information about whether the ESA applies to you.

The table in section Are there benefits that I can get while I am on leave? gives basic information about each of these leaves.