Prescription Refills Not 'Treatment' Under FMLA: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit said Thursday that picking up a prescription refill note from a doctor was not a valid reason to miss work under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The appeals judges affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a suit that accused C&D Technologies Inc. of violating the labor statute by firing Robert Jones because he missed a morning of work to swing by his doctor's office and re-up on his prescriptions for Xanax and hydrocodone.

Jones sued in Indiana federal court after he was...
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