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In loco parentis

In loco parentis is a person acting in the position or place of a parent and includes those with day-to-day responsibilities to care for or financially support a child. Employees who have no biological or legal relationship with a child may, nonetheless, stand in loco parentis to the child and be entitled to FMLA leave. Similarly, an employee may take leave to care for someone who, although having no legal or biological relationship to the employee when the employee was a child, stood in loco parentis to the employee when the employee was a child, even if they have no legal or biological relationship.


Maintained by University Human Resources | Contact Information | Last Update: 25-November-2013 | ID: 1293