Federal law provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying family and medical reasons, including becoming a parent.
Family Medical Leave is an unpaid, job-protected leave which could cover childbirth, adoption and placement or guardianship.
This leave is designed to be flexible to cover a variety of needs related to health and family. You must have worked at UK for 12 months within the past seven years, and 1,250 hours in the past 12 months, to qualify for Family Medical Leave.
In addition to job-protected time away, the university provides staff employees two weeks of paid parental leave. This paid parental leave can be taken up to six months after the birth or adoption of a child.