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Schaar v. Lehigh Valley Health Servs., Inc., et al., 2010 WL 825257 (3d. Cir. 2010)

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Appeals Court Holds That An Employee's Self-Diagnosis Can Establish Ongoing Medical Condition Under The FMLA.

Fisher Phillips • March 22, 2010
Brace yourself for yet another twist in the ever-evolving standards governing an employee's leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). On March 11, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit joined the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in holding a combination of expert and lay testimony can establish that an employee was medically incapacitated for more than three days, thereby triggering FMLA protection.