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Thank you for the information and your question and I am sorry to read about your situation. First, I want to put your mind at ease about losing your job if you use FMLA. The function of the law is to actually provide job protection for employees who must take time off for their own, or their immediate family's serious health condition. In particular, assuming the employee qualifies, they can take up to 12 weeks in a 12 month period of FMLA, either as straight time or on an intermittent basis. There are some specific rules that are too lengthy to discuss here but you can see a good discussion at the following link: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
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