NFL’s Titans Assistant Alleges Firing Over Covid Leave (1)

May 13, 2021, 3:08 PM; Updated: May 13, 2021, 7:24 PM

The Tennessee Titans football team was hit with a suit in federal court by a former team assistant who alleges he was fired for taking leave when he became sick with the coronavirus.

Plaintiff Paul Miller was fired nine days after taking leave under the now-expired Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the complaint alleges.

The law, which expired Dec. 30, 2020, expanded family and medical leave provisions and required certain employers to provide paid leave related to Covid-19.

The Titans hired Miller in October 2019, as a sports field assistant. His duties included preparing the Titans’ practice and game field ...

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