In our pandemic world, mental health is important, and normal stressors such as work, finances, education, and childcare have been exacerbated by health concerns, exhaustion, isolation, and alienation. For essential workers, particularly medical workers on the COVID-19 frontlines, burnout is a reality.
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Most people and courts can agree certain conditions qualify as “serious health conditions” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), such as cancer, diabetes, posttraumatic stress disorder, and coronavirus itself. But what about mental and physical fatigue essential workers experience from treating patients with those and other conditions? What about