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Bank Worker Fired While on Maternity
Leave Has Viable FMLA Claims, Judge Rules

June 19, 2015, 4:00 AM

A bank information security officer in Ohio, who was asked to return to work while she was on maternity leave, raised triable issues that the bank violated the Family and Medical Leave Act when it terminated her employment two weeks later, a federal judge ruled June 16 (Carlin v. Geauga Sav. Bank, N.D. Ohio, 1:11-cv-01418-LW, 6/16/15).

Denying summary judgment to Geauga Savings Bank, Judge Lesley Wells of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found that Melissa Carlin produced sufficient evidence that the bank’s reason for firing her—that she failed to properly manage a...

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