5th Circuit Upholds Termination Of Teacher Who Was Out On Medical Leave

5th Circuit Upholds Termination Of Teacher Who Was Out On Medical Leave

NEW ORLEANS - A school teacher who was terminated after she exhausted her medical leave and was unable to provide a date on which she would return to work failed to provide claims of discrimination or retaliation, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 8, upholding a trial court (Karen Darlene Mann Owens v. Calhoun County School District, No. 12-60897, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 20498).

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