Burger King Franchisee Trampled Worker's FMLA Rights

Law360 (June 4, 2019, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A Burger King franchisee illegally blocked a former worker at an Alabama location from invoking the Family and Medical Leave Act, a federal judge has ruled, saying the company didn’t follow its own rules pertaining to FMLA notice and was partially at fault for the worker not directly contacting HR officials as the company required.  

U.S. District Judge William Steele awarded partial summary judgment Monday to worker LaShondra Moore on her claim that GPS Hospitality Partners IV LLC, which operates several hundred Burger King restaurant locations, interfered with her ability to exercise her FMLA rights by ordering her to work after...

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