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Employee Fired for Absences Exceeding his Certification Can Raise a Viable FMLA Claim

Have you ever made a rash decision that you wish you could take back the second you made it? One employer must feel that way right about now.

As FMLA Absences Mount, the Employer Must Lay Down the Law

Cook County, Illinois (the county in which Chicago is located) currently faces one of the largest budget deficits in its government's history. So, when the Cook County Board president (Toni Preckwinkle) tells the County Sheriff (Tom Dart) to cut $70 million from his budget, it tends to grab people's attention. In this story, however, this proposed budget cut took a back seat to a notable statistic that grabbed the headlines: one out of every five employees in the sheriff's office takes FMLA leave on any given workday. At the Cook County Jail, it's one in four, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.