Leave of Absence & Disability

Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA)

Under the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), eligible associates of AutoNation are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specific family and medical reasons including:

  • The birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth
  • The placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job
  • Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty
  • Note: Military caregiver leave allows eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave in a single 12-month period to care for a family member (spouse, son or daughter, parent, next of kin) who is a covered service member/veteran with a serious injury or illness.

If this applies to you, select “How to File a Claim”.

Disability Coverage

AutoNation offers associates short-term and long-term disability coverage through Matrix Absence Management. Short-term disability benefits begin after 7 days of disability and are available for up to 26 weeks. Long-term disability begins after 180 days of disability.

Company Paid Maternity Benefit

AutoNation provides a paid maternity benefit for associates to recover from the effects of childbirth. This coverage is provided at no cost to the associate through Matrix Absence Management and provides 100% of eligible pay for 6 weeks if vaginal delivery or 8 weeks for cesarean.

For more information on Maternity, Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability refer to the Disability Summary Plan Description booklet located on The Benefit Connection website.