Could Drinking a Beer Constitute a Legitimate Use of FMLA Leave?
Posted on June 1, 2016
Posted in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)the situation You have an employee who has requested intermittent FMLA leave because of some mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. One morning, the employee tells his supervisor that he needs to use some of this leave because he is experiencing severe stress and anxiety. Another employee reports to you that as the employee […] READ MORE
Get your story straight—employer’s change in explanation can be evidence of pretext
Posted on July 10, 2015
Posted in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Yet again, an employer is burned by asserting inconsistent reasons for the termination of an employee. In a recent case, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals found that an employee had presented sufficient evidence of an unlawful termination based on his use of FMLA leave where the employer offered differing stories as to the reason […] READ MORE