If you’re anything like me, winter is just one continuous cold. In college, if I didn’t feel 100%, I didn’t go to class. However, the working world, or as my parents referred to it, the “real world,” doesn’t work that way. So when it comes to the law, what meets the standards of a “serious health condition”? Well according to the FMLA, the definition of a “serious health condition” is as follows:
- an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves either inpatient care (i.e., an overnight stay in a hospital, hospice, or residential care facility)
- continuing treatment by a healthcare provider.
What they’re saying is, my faucet-like runny nose does not count. Looks like I either have to come up with a better excuse, or suck it up and start going to work.
Click here to read more about what employers can do with colds, the flu, and FMLA