Don't HR Alone #26 - FLMA Claim, and Employer Practices Liability ruling

June 27, 2017

 

Suspending employee upon return from FMLA leave, firing her after skipped meeting, did not show retaliation — FEDERAL NEWS

Though the timing of adverse actions taken against an administrative assistant was suspicious—as she was suspended for purported misconduct the day she returned from her FMLA leave and fired after she skipped her disciplinary meeting—she was unable to revive her FMLA retaliation claim. She may have disagreed with the decision, but there was no evidence that her supervisors harbored retaliatory animus against her, the Seventh Circuit ruled, in affirming summary jud