Case: Wage & Hour/FMLA Interference (N.D. Ill.)

Oct. 8, 2021, 3:20 PM

A call-center employee for the city of Chicago who was approved for intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to take care of her elderly father may proceed with her claim that her supervisor interfered with her FMLA rights by subjecting her to unwarranted scrutiny, disciplinary actions, and suspensions, a federal court in Illinois ruled. The conditions the supervisor put on the specialist’s use of FMLA leave, such as requiring permission to take breaks and scheduling FMLA time in advance, could have plausibly discouraged her from taking her leave, the court said. The fact that the specialist continued ...

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