Illness & Disability

MIT is committed to supporting employees when they need to be away from work because of illness or injury.

The following programs contribute to a robust MIT support system for employees who need time off for health and medical reasons.

Leaves of absence

  • Learn about unpaid leaves, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA), and the American With Disabilities Act (ADA). Be sure to review the Unpaid Leave Eligibility Chart to find out how your benefits eligibility will change when you take an unpaid leave of absence.
  • Learn about paid leaves, including Sick and Extended Sick Leave and Worker's Compensation Leave. Your benefits eligibility does not change if you take a paid leave of absence.

Accommodations for disabled employees

MIT is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to employees with documented disabilities. Find out how to obtain accommodations.

Additional Resources