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Case: Wage & Hour/FMLA Retaliation (M.D.N.C.)

May 22, 2020, 7:05 PM

A registered nurse for a hospital in North Carolina may not proceed with her claim that she was fired in retaliation for requesting and taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, instead of for medical errors and attendance and performance problems. She didn’t deny that she was part of a chain of miscommunication that caused a medical error that put a patient’s safety in jeopardy, the hospital didn’t give shifting reasons for the termination or deviate from its standard practices when it fired her, it had a long history of granting her FMLA leave without incident, and the...

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