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7.2 FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE (approved by the Provost, January, 1995)

The following describes categories of leave that may be available to lecturers, senior lecturers, and artists-in-residence who need to take a leave of absence for family or personal medical reasons. Temporary instructors may be needed when such a leave is necessary. When this is the case, department chairs and school deans are responsible for making the necessary appointment arrangements. (In the policies described below, the term “lecturer” refers to Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Artists-in-Residence.)


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California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law allows for leave of up to four months due to medically certified, pregnancy-related disability. During Maternity Leave, the lecturer remains on the regular Stanford payroll at full salary, but she is expected to apply for Short-Term Disability Insurance according to established procedures.
Stanford’s policy on Family and Medical Leave for lecturers, senior lecturers, and artists-in-residence follows the guidelines of the California Family Rights Act of 1991 (amended in 1993) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. This legislation provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in any 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. Family or Medical Leave may be taken for the following reasons: