Prior Entitlement to FMLA Leave is Not A Free Ticket to Miss Work

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The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently upheld an employer’s decision to terminate an employee under its policy against excessive absenteeism, in spite of the fact that the former employee had previously taken leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), because the absences at issue were not related to her FMLA qualified condition.See Bertig v. Julia Ribaudo Healthcare Grp., LLC,2017 WH Cases2d 390378 (M.D. PA 2017). Read More

Jeanette Coleman

Written by Jeanette Coleman