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Is Crying at Work Sufficient Notice of an FMLA Covered Condition?

It is well established that an employee need not specifically request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) in order to benefit from the Act’s protections.  Rather, the law requires the employer to take action to notify an employee of FMLA rights when the employer acquires knowledge that an employee’s leave may be … Continue Reading

“Hello It’s Me”: Calling an Employee on FMLA Leave

To what extent may an employer contact an employee on FMLA leave about work-related matters before that contact becomes, in effect, a denial of FMLA leave?  "Fielding occasional calls about one’s job while on leave is a professional courtesy that does not abrogate or interfere with the exercise of an employee’s FMLA rights," according to … Continue Reading