Tell your supervisor as soon as possible that you need to take a leave and explain why. Unless it’s an emergency, you must give 30 days’ notice or as much notice as you can. You do not have to ask for the leave in writing, but it is better if you do. Your employer will probably ask for proof of your serious health condition, so try to have your medical documentation ready to give the employer when you ask for the leave.
After you tell your supervisor, your employer should explain both your state and federal FMLA rights and tell you what documents and other information you will need to provide.
Important! To protect your job, follow all of your employer’s rules for requesting FMLA leave.
What if my employer does not know about the FMLA?
Your employer can learn more about FMLA rights from the CT Department of Labor website at www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/fmla.htm.