Connecticut Federal Judge: Worker's Claims Against Official Can Proceed

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A former state employee cannot pursue injunctive relief against the state for alleged violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 29 U.S.C.S. 2601, but can continue with claims against a human resources specialist for the state in her individual and official capacity, a Connecticut federal judge held Nov. 5 (Samuel Santiago v. State of Connecticut Department of Transportation and Doreen Rossi, No. 3:12-cv-132, D. Conn.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158091).

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