Legal Question in Medical Leave in California

can i use fmla to care for my daughter when she has her baby

Asked on 10/12/10, 2:23 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Kirschbaum Law Offices of Michael R. Kirschbaum

The FMLA and CFRA were established to allow eligible employees to take as much as 12 weeks off of work, within a 12 month period, to care for a child suffering from a serious health condition. This must be distinguished from a grandparent who wants to help their daughter take care of the baby. If your daughter has a health care provider willing to certify that your daughter has a serious health condition, you may qualify for FMLA or CFRA leave, assuming you meet all the other criteria.

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Answered on 10/18/10, 1:45 pm

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