Refer to the ADA regulations or ask a benefits counsellor for more information. Help of local Equal Employment Opportunity Counsellor can be taken in case of disputes.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
FMLA “entitles eligible employees to take unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same conditions as if the employee had not taken leave”.
Subject to certain pre-conditions, up to 12 weeks of leave in a twelve month period can be taken under FMLA, even by care givers. Opt for this only if sick leave is unavailable, as leave under FMLA is unpaid. Refer FMLA site for further information.