Tag Archives: caring for

Who Cares? The Mom of an Adult Daughter with a Brain Aneurysm Cares

In FMLA "caring for" cases, there is usually no dispute that the cared-for relative has a serious health condition. We have posted here, here and here about such cases. But in Mezu v. Morgan State University, (D.Md July 29, 2013), that was precisely the issue. The plaintiff claimed her employer interfered with her FMLA rights … Continue Reading

Who Cares? The Mom of a Special Needs Child Looking for New Childcare Cares

Reading Hospital assigns parking locations to employees based on seniority, department location and shift.  Caught using a purloined parking pass, plaintiff was reassigned to a remote parking location, which required her to take a shuttle bus from her worksite to her car at the end of the workday, which delayed her departure, which made her … Continue Reading

Who Cares? A Daughter Who Goes to Vegas with Her Terminally Ill Mom Cares

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, usually, but not in this case. What happened in Vegas was scrutinized because the plaintiff claimed that her absences for her trip there were protected by the FMLA because she was “caring for” her mother on her mom’s end-of-life trip. A charitable organization which grants wishes to persons with … Continue Reading

Who Cares, Where? Being There Required for FMLA “Caring For” Claim

Recall our recent posts about an employee who took the day off to clean his mother’s flooded basement and argued his absence was protected under the FMLA because he was “caring for” her, and about an employee who took two days off to provide “comfort and support” to his mother after she attended a friend’s … Continue Reading

Cleaning Mom’s Flooded Basement Is Not “Caring for” Mom Under FMLA

  Cleaning mom’s flooded basement is not “caring for” mom under the FMLA, according to a Michigan federal district court. Because the three days of flood cleaning were not excused by the FMLA, the employer did not violate the FMLA by terminating plaintiff’s employment under its  absence policy, according to the court. In Lane v. … Continue Reading