Case: Wage & Hour/FMLA Interference (W.D. Tex.)

Oct. 13, 2021, 6:59 PM

The potential damages of a discharged Verizon Wireless employee, who alleged that Verizon interfered with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act when it marked certain absences as unexcused rather than as FMLA-protected leave, are not limited to those accruing before her termination date, even though Verizon was granted summary judgment on her FMLA retaliatory discharge claim, a federal court in Texas ruled. Because the documentation underlying the employee’s termination contains evidence that the allegedly mischaracterized dates may have harmed her by factoring into her discharge, a reasonable jury could conclude that she is entitled to damages for ...

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