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Shaffer v. American Medical Association

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Supervisor's Inadvisable Email Creates Basis for FMLA Claim

Franczek Radelet P.C • October 31, 2011
File this in your "Don't Do This When Conducting a RIF" folder. As highlighted by the folks at the Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog, employers should be wary of eliminating the position of an employee who announces days earlier that he will need several weeks off for surgery. When the evidence shows that this employee was not targeted for the layoff before he requested FMLA leave, but only after, it may well be enough to allow him to present his claims to a jury.

Supervisor's ill-considered e-mail forms the basis of an FMLA lawsuit.

Ogletree Deakins • October 31, 2011
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits employers from interfering with an employee’s right to take leave for which that employee is eligible under the Act. Recently, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the dismissal of an employee’s FMLA lawsuit, and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.