Reasons for Leave -
Family Member's Serious Health Condition
The FMLA allows leave for an eligible employee when the employee is needed to care for certain qualifying family members (child, spouse or parent) with a serious health condition. (The definition of son or daughter includes individuals for whom the employee stood or is standing “in loco parentis”. The definition of parent includes individuals who stood “in loco parentis” to the employee.)
Note: The FMLA also allows leave for an eligible employee to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness. See Military Caregiver Leave for more information.
Who does the employee need to care for during the leave?
Return to Reasons for Leave.
For more information on this aspect of the FMLA, see the FMLA regulations: § 825.112, § 825.124
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