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AT&T, Worker’s Battle Over Leave-Based Goals Tweak Sent to Jury

Nov. 7, 2019, 6:42 PM

A jury must decide whether AT&T Corp. violated federal law by allegedly failing to adjust a call center employee’s performance goals to account for his medical leave, a federal court in El Paso, Texas, ruled.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Nov. 6 rejected the telecommunications giant’s contention that Efraim Flores’s lawsuit failed because the Family and Medical Leave Act doesn’t require employers to alter a worker’s performance targets for job-protected time missed to tend to family or medical care needs. That issue is “unsettled in the Fifth Circuit,” so judgment against Flores as a matter...

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