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McArdle v. Town of Dracut, No. 13-1044 (1st Cir. October 9, 2013)

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First Circuit Affirms Ruling that Employee Who Worked Only 615 Hours in 12 Months Is Not Eligible for FMLA Leave

Ogletree Deakins • October 24, 2013
On October 9, 2013, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer on claims brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by a former employee. The court held that the employee was not eligible to take FMLA leave because he had not worked 1,250 hours in the previous year, that he could not establish his employer’s handling of his FMLA application caused him any harm, and that he was not fired for requesting FMLA leave but for his indefinite absence. McArdle v. Town of Dracut, No. 13-1044 (1st Cir. October 9, 2013).