6th Circ. Says FedEx Didn't Properly Explain FMLA To Worker

By Vin Gurrieri (August 22, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling that FedEx Corp. did not properly explain to a former employee the consequences of not submitting medical certification forms to extend her Family Medical Leave Act period and then terminating her for unexcused absences after she didn't submit them.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel also reinstated a $173,000 jury verdict on damages for back-pay for former FedEx paralegal Tina Wallace, saying the judge did not offer her the option of a new trial on the issue as required when he granted FedEx's motion for remittitur that lowered the amount to about...

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