6th Circ. Affirms Manufacturing Co.'s Win In FMLA Feud

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit decided Wednesday that a former Dana Light Axle Manufacturing LLC assembly worker suffering from a hernia wasn't entitled to protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act because he didn't comply with the company's own policy governing leave.

Although Matt White had surgery for the hernia, it wasn't clear what his condition was when he violated Dana's internal leave policy stipulating that employees were required to call in their absences on a daily basis, a three-judge panel ruled. Moreover, he previously testified that...
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