Family Related issues
Explain if it matters that a parent literally had nothing to do with a
biological child in order for the child to take advantage of the Family and
Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for that parent.
The type of relationship that an employee (child in this case) had with his/her parent does not determine the eligibility of an employee’s to the FMLA job-protected unpaid leave. According to the Family Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), employees will be entitled to protected unpaid leave if:
The family member (in this case, the parent) is seriously ill,
The parent is a service member recuperating from an injury, or,
The leave sought is to address qualifying exigencies arising out of family member’s deployment.
Muskovit, D. (2010). The Family and Medical Leave Act. Retrieved on Oct 29, 2011 from http://humanresources.about.com/od/legalissues/a/fmla_explained.htm
Wisensale, S. (2001). Family Leave Policy: The Political Economy of Work and Family in America. New York: Wiley