Depression Doesn't Qualify Worker For FMLA: 11th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday vacated a lower court's $1 million judgment in favor of a former executive of a Florida-based security company who claimed he was terminated because he sought leave to help alleviate his depression, finding the plaintiff's request didn't qualify for protection under the Family Medical Leave Act.

A three-judge panel found that U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol should have granted judgment as a matter of law to Kent of Naples Inc. and its co-defendants on Patrick Hurley's interference and retaliation claims....
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