When employees put you on notice of the need for leave, you may ask some questions to help determine if the FMLA may be involved. While you should avoid direct medical questions, you may ask the following:
These questions reflect the qualifying reasons for which an employee may take FMLA leave. You may also ask whether the employee has discussed this with any other member of management or HR. Knowing this will alert you as to when the company was put on notice of the need for leave.
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