What types of family and medical needs qualify under FMLA?

FMLA leave may be used for:

  • the birth of a son or daughter of the employee and the care of such son or daughter
  • the placement of a son or daughter with the employee for adoption or foster care
  • the care of a spouse, son or daughter, or parent of the employee who has a serious health condition
  • a serious health condition of the employee that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her position
  • qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the spouse, a son or daughter, or a parent of the employee is on covered active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty) in the Armed Forces
  • military caregiver leave