Fired Group Dwelling Resident Assistant’s FMLA Claims Advance

June 24, 2021, 7:08 pm

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A former group home assistant who was released after caring for a son with psychiatric disorders has claims that New Beginnings for Life violated the Family and Medical Leave Act, a Connecticut federal court said.

However, Amanda Gonzalez’s claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act failed because she failed to adequately claim NBFL fired her for being linked to a disabled person, the Connecticut District Court said Wednesday.

In early May 2019, Gonzalez learned that her son had sexually abused his younger sister, Gonzalez’s daughter.

He was committed to a …

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