6th Circ. Scoffs At Challenge To FMLA Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Contrary to the novel argument of a discount retail chain, the Family and Medical Leave Act does not bar an employee's claim of retaliation, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Rejecting a challenge by Dollar General Corp. to a judgment in favor of an employee who was fired after taking leave under the FMLA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that both the act and its implementing regulations prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who exercise their rights under the act....
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