Michaels Must ID Workers Fired For Seeking Medical Leave

Law360, New York (April 24, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Michaels Stores Inc. was ordered Thursday to produce the identities of former employees who received letters terminating their positions for requesting medical leave, with a California federal court granting a bid to compel in a putative class action launched by a breast cancer survivor claiming she was fired after being denied leave.

Lead plaintiff Irene Barreras claims she received a letter from Michaels in response to her request for a medical leave of absence, informing her that because she was unable to return to work, her employment with the retailer was terminated. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ordered Michaels to fork over...

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