Southwest Hit With Suit Over FMLA Leave Deductions

Law360, New York (January 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Want to get away? Southwest Airlines might, now that it has been hit with a proposed class action suit alleging it violated federal law by making too many deductions from leave time employees accrued under the Family Medical Leave Act.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 12 named individuals seeking class certification on Monday in federal court in Dallas. The proposed class would consist of all Southwest Airlines ramp, operations and freight agents who had their FMLA leave banks depleted by scheduled ÔÇťovertime and shift...
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