Case: Wage & Hour/FMLA Retaliation (4th Cir.)

June 14, 2021, 3:29 pm

The Fourth District ruled that a former University of North Carolina police officer was duly denied trial for alleging she was released in retaliation for her vacation under the Family and Medical Leave Act. When the UNC fired her, the officer was still unavailable to return to work, despite having either FMLA or unpaid leave for almost six months. The university reasonably relied on the recommendation of the Fitness Medical Risk Training Group’s decision for the dismissal and undermined the fact that the UNC granted it additional vacation after the expiration of her FMLA vacation …

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