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Case: Wage & Hour/FMLA Retaliation (3d Cir.)

Sept. 15, 2021, 5:02 PM

A Rowan University professor’s claim that his pay was wrongfully withheld when he took leave under the Family and Medical leave Act was improperly dismissed, because he adequately stated a prima facie case, the Third Circuit ruled. He plausibly alleged that he requested and took FMLA leave in relation to a trip to India to care for his elderly mother, that he suffered an adverse employment action when the university withheld his pay, and that the withholding of his pay was causally related to his taking FMLA leave because it was punishment for his being “absent from the classroom without ...

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