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    Federal employment laws on mental or physical health issues

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    Are there any federal employment laws or regulations that protect an employee of 10 years who was previously a model employee who is now a problem due to personal problems (such as a divorce, inability to obtain childcare for a handicapped child, and chronic depression)? She's currently seeing a psychiatrist for depression but she's frequently tardy or absent and has already been given 2 verbal warnings.

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    Yes. This employee could be eligible to take an unpaid leave up to 12 weeks under the FMLA if certain conditions defined below are met. In addition, the employee may qualify for short-term disability insurance.

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a U.S. Labor law. It mandates that under certain conditions an eligible employee may take an unpaid leave up to a total of 12 workweeks for the any of the following four reasons:

    1. for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;

    2. for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;

    3. to care for an immediate family member ...

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    Federal employment laws on mental or physical health are examined.