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Eligible City of Bridgeport employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during any 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons, as provided by the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act.

Family Medical Leave Policy

Family Medical Leave Application

Covered Family and Medical Reasons: An eligible employee shall be entitled to 12 weeks unpaid leave during a 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To care for a child after birth, or placement of a child for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a “serious health condition”
  • To take a medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a “serious health condition”

The United States Department of Labor information overview on recent changes to the Family Medical Leave Act.