Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) and Returning from Leave
FMLA allows eligible team members time off work for a variety of reasons, including time off for their own serious health condition, to care for a covered family member with a serious health condition, the birth, placement with the team member for adoption or foster care, and because of a “qualifying exigency” due to a team members covered family member is a military member on active duty or called to covered active duty status.
If the team member is not eligible for FMLA or has exhausted all of their available FMLA hours and need to take leave for their own serious health condition, their request will be reviewed under Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA). Please note MLOA is not available for intermittent leave or to care for a family member.
How to Request a Leave of Absence:
To request a leave of absence, please fill out the “request a leave of absence form” using the link above. Once the Absence and Return Center (ARC) receives the request the team member will be assigned a case manager. Within 1 to 3 business days the ARC Case Manager will review the request to determine what type of leave the team member is eligible to use and provide the necessary forms to the team member for completion. The case manager will assist the team member for the duration of the leave.
Note: The forms sent have unique bar codes that are specific to each team member and the specific leave case. Please do not share or reuse forms. Failure to use the case specific forms could result in the delay of your case being processed.
When a team member is ready to return to work from a leave of absence for themselves, their health care provider will be asked to fill out the appropriate Return-to-Work form. This form will be provided with the LOA Approval Letter. The team member will also need to contact their leader/department admin as soon as they know the date they plan to return to work so their shift schedule, system accesses, and training packet (if needed) can be ready for them on their first day back.
Pregnancy, birth, adoption and baby bonding
American offers time off for pregnancy and delivery for eligible team members and adoption assistance.
When a manager has requested a doctor’s note to verify a sick absence, the team member will fax the document to 1-855-895-3684. Once the ARC has received the note, an email will be sent to the manager with information provided by the health care provider.
Workers’ Compensation may include medical treatment and wage replacement to a team member who is injured in the course and scope of employment.
The American Airlines Family Fund is a public, nonprofit charitable organization established to provide emergency assistance to American employees through one-time grants of no more than $2,500. The Family Fund operates primarily through donations from employees.
In times of disaster, the Family Fund may also provide funding to national or international organizations to support relief efforts in communities where our employees live and work.
All active and retired employees of American Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiaries are eligible to apply for a grant. CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
When to retire is a big decision and we want to make sure you have everything you need to plan for it. We’ve outlined all the steps in the process that you need to take to make it easy to understand what you need to do.