10th Circuit Upholds Firing Of Employee On Leave

DENVER - A former university employee failed to prove that his employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it terminated him while he was out on leave after it was shown that he obstructed the university's ability to carry on his duties in his absence, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 6, upholding a trial court ruling (Michael T. Sabourin v. University of Utah, No. 10-4150, 10th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 6985).

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