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Other Leaves: Alabama

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Tamula Yelling, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Alabama. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Alabama does not have a general state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • Alabama requires covered employers to provide unpaid family leave to eligible employees for the birth or adoption of a child. See Leave for Childbirth and Adoption.
  • An employee may take unpaid leave to respond to a subpoena to testify or to participate in the reasonable preparation of a criminal proceeding. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • An Alabama employer must allow an employee to take leave from work to serve as a juror, as long as the employee provides proper notice. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who is a member of a volunteer fire department of emergency medical service who is late or fails to report to work while responding to an emergency call. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • An Alabama employer must grant leave to an employee who is an active member of the Alabama Armed Forces or a reserve component of the US Armed Forces while they are engaged in military services. See Military Leave.
  • A covered Alabama employer must provide a limited leave for election officials. See Election Official Leave.
  • An employee may take leave to vote in any municipal, county, state or federal primary and/or general elections, as long as the employee provides reasonable notice to their employer. See Voting Leave.