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I am still trying to digest this information. Your response indicates that this person, who had a C-section, and is still under a doctors care for a total of 8 weeks, is entitlted to 12 more weeks under CFRA for a total of 20 weeks after the birth of the baby?
Debbie,Thank you very much for your reply. It's confusing to understand, so my apologies.Basically, the mother has the shorter of either (a) 12 weeks from 6/11/13; or (b) until the mother's doctor no longer considers the mother to be suffering from a disabling condition. After this, the mother has an additional 12 weeks of protected job leave for baby bonding under the CFRA.Does that make more sense? So, under your particular example, if the mother is only under the doctor's care (and presumably "disabled") for 8 weeks, she would have the 8 weeks plus the additional 12 weeks of baby bonding leave, for a total of 20 weeks, as you have stated.
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