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Smith v. The Hope School, 7th Cir., No. 08-2176, March 30, 2009

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Employee’s Alteration of Healthcare Provider’s Form May Invalidate FMLA Application.

Ogletree Deakins • April 20, 2009
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month period under certain circumstances which include a “serious medical condition.” An employer is allowed, under the regulations associated with the FMLA, to require an employee to document his or her medical condition, and further may require the employee to submit certification of that condition from a health care provider.