The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
It’s important to know your rights as a caregiver. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows patients and caregivers to take time off from their jobs for medical reasons and not lose their group health insurance coverage.

Job Accommodation Network
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Cancer and Careers Organization
Answers questions dealing with financial and legal issues pertaining to work and includes rights for patients and caregivers under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), This website includes Disability Benefits and the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it relates to cancer care. If you are caring for your spouse, you will want to be aware of how the Family Medical Leave Act applies to spouses and children of cancer patients. Policies on patient rights to privacy and returning to work are also provided