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Are employees covered for short term disability if they have

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surgery and will be out...
are employees covered for short term disability if they have surgery and will be out of work for appx 6 weeks
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: sorry, colorado
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no nothing reported or filed
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope, i need surgery and didn't know if there is any state mandated coverage
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Good afternoon,

Colorado does not require paid leave for workers with disabilities. An employee may have a private policy for disability, but no state or federal law requires that they be paid short-term disability while out of work. The employee may be eligible for up to 13 weeks of unpaid leave through FMLA (federal law grants 12 weeks, Colorado law extends it to 13). More information on FMLA can be found here. If an employee is unsure if they have any disability coverage through their workplace, they should check with human resources or their supervisors.

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