Leave of Absence

We’re here for you, whether you need to take time off to bond with the little one you just welcomed to the family, recover from an injury, or care for an ill family member.

Medical Leave

Eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of medical leave for the following reasons (review full details in the US Guide to Affirm):

  • To care for the employee’s parent, child, spouse, domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law with a serious health condition.
  • The employee’s own serious health condition renders the employee unable to work at all or to perform the essential functions of their position.

Parental Leave

Eligible birth parents and non-birth parents may take 18 weeks of paid leave for the following reasons  (review full details in the US Guide to Affirm):

  • The birth of an employee’s child and to bond with or provide care for that child, within one year of birth.
  • The placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care and to bond with or care for the newly placed child, within one year of placement.
  • Incapacity related to pregnancy, prenatal care, or the mother’s own serious health condition following the birth of the child.

Additional Types of Leave

While less commonly taken, there are a number of other leave types you may be eligible for depending on your circumstances. Get familiar with all of your options by referring to the US Guide to Affirm.

I’m heading on leave. What should I keep in mind?

Please review the applicable checklists before heading on leave:

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