Axed Employee Can’t Hide Behind FMLA: Judge

Law360, New York (October 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has concluded that the Family and Medical Leave Act does not safeguard a bank employee who was set to take medical leave from being fired because the dismissal wasn’t based on the leave request.

Judge Lawrence F. Stengel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday dismissed a former Harleysville National Bank branch manager’s FMLA claim, finding that he was terminated in the aftermath of an investigation into embezzlement by the bank’s head teller, not because he planned...
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