6th Circ. Revives Ex-Chase Worker's FMLA Retaliation Case

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a former Chase Bank project manager who took leaves of absence due to depression and anxiety had presented evidence indicating that the employer may have retaliated by demoting her in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The appellate court's majority decision, from which one of the circuit judges dissented, reversed an Ohio federal court's granting of summary judgment to Chase. The bank argued that the positions were equivalent and that the job change, which happened a month after...
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