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Comcast Worker May Have Been Due Further Leave for Brain Injury

July 31, 2020, 9:03 PM

A jury must decide if Comcast Corp. violated state disability bias law when it denied a worker who had a brain hemorrhage a third extension of medical leave for her condition, the Northern District of California ruled.

A fourth period of leave would have kept Gloria Rodriguez away from her customer service representative position for a total of 13 months, the court said.

But Comcast didn’t argue allowing Rodriguez that much leave would have been unreasonable under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. The company instead said it denied her request because it didn’t believe she would definitely return by...

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