Mealey's Labor & Employment - 3rd Circuit: Worker Terminated After Leave May Proceed With FMLA Claims

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 3rd Circuit: Worker Terminated After Leave May Proceed With FMLA Claims

PHILADELPHIA - A hospital worker who was told by her employer to continue her leave after her doctor cleared her to return to work may proceed with claims that her former employer interfered with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and retaliated against her for taking leave, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 27, partially vacating a trial court ruling in favor of the employer (Vanessa Budhun v. Reading Hospital and Medical Center, No. 11-4625, 3rd Cir.).

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