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Ridings v. Riverside Medical Center, No. 06-4328, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (August 11, 2008)

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Refusal To Provide Medical Certification Dooms Worker's FMLA Case.

Ogletree Deakins • September 08, 2008
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by an employee who was fired after she refused to provide medical documentation substantiating her need for a reduced work schedule. According to the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over Illinois, the employer “cannot be deemed to retaliate against an employee by asking her to fulfill her obligations” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).