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Medical Leave of Absence

A Medical Leave of Absence is a formal arrangement within the realm of human resources that allows employees to take time off from work due to medical reasons while maintaining job protection and, in some cases, continued pay. This leave is typically granted to employees facing serious health conditions, injuries, surgeries, or other medical situations that require their absence from work.


If an employee is diagnosed with a severe illness and needs to undergo treatment, they can request a Medical Leave of Absence. During this period, the employee's job is protected, and they may receive a portion of their salary as per company policy or legal regulations, depending on the duration and circumstances of the leave.

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