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Compass Group Manager’s ‘Cat’s Paw’ Evidence Warrants FMLA Trial

Dec. 29, 2021, 9:40 PM

Compass Group USA Inc. and a subsidiary must face trial on a former patient services manager’s claim that she was fired in retaliation for taking medical leave for vertigo, a federal judge in Boston ruled.

Laura Lopera has enough evidence to convince a jury the food services giant and subsidiary Morrison Management Specialists Inc. violated the Family and Medical Leave Act, if “just barely,” the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts said Tuesday.

That Jamie Robidoux, the regional director who decided to fire Lopera, apparently wasn’t aware that Lopera took time off under the FMLA shortly before she ...