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

Jan. 22, 2020, 9:05 PM

A custodian for a janitorial services company may not proceed with her claim that she was fired in retaliation for requesting to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, instead of for excessive unexcused absences. She wasn’t fired until 10 months after she requested FMLA leave, she didn’t properly notify the company that her unexcused absences that led to her termination were for FMLA-related reasons, and she didn’t provide any evidence to suggest that it acted in a retaliatory manner. The case is Berrios v. ABM Janitorial Servs.-North Cent., Inc., N.D. Ill., No. 15-cv-1406 Case No. 16-cv-8295, 1/21/20

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