Molina Healthcare Employee to Get Trial Over Medical Go away Denial

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March 4, 2021, 10:26 p.m.


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Disagreement in letters Ohio Inc.’s Molina Healthcare and its employee vacation manager sent to an employee seeking time off because of work-related anxiety convinced a jury that their application was unlawfully denied, the Ohio Southern District ruled.

Abby Knaup requested leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act from her role as Molina Care Review Processor. She claimed that the bullying and harassment of her employees caused her nausea and vomiting. She was also looking for short-term disability benefits. The Hartford administered both types of vacation for Molina, the court said.

Knaup’s FMLA application was ultimately rejected because it allegedly did not provide the required …

Patrick Dorrian

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