Serious Medical Condition (Labor) Law and Legal Definition

Serious medical condition in terms of labor is referred to an illness that qualifies a worker to take time off under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. It may include hospitalization for at least one night or continuing treatment. Continuing treatment will be required in cases of incapacity for more than three days with at least one visit to the doctor and additional treatment. A serious medical condition may also be pregnancy-related condition so serious that prevents a worker from working.