Public Agency Supervisors Can Face FMLA Liability: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 5:29 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit said Tuesday that a supervisor for Pennsylvania's Lawrence County Adult Probation and Parole could be subject to individual liability under the Family and Medical Leave Act, reviving a fired office manager's FMLA claim against the supervisor.

A three-judge panel handed down a precedential opinion that struck down a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment on Debra Haybarger's FMLA claim to her ex-supervisor William Mancino.

“As a threshold matter, we hold on an issue of first impression in our court that a supervisor...
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