A United States District Court in Florida thwarted an employer’s attempt to toss the FMLA claims of an employee who sued after his medical condition was disclosed to co-workers who subsequently made fun of him.  The employee requested FMLA leave after he developed a chronic condition with his genito-urinary system.  The leave request was approved

Allegations concerning an employer’s pre-FMLA leave comments were sufficient to plead an FMLA “discouraging” claim, according to a federal district court in New York. Bailey Stoler et al v. Institute For Integrative Nutrition and Joshua Rosenthal (S.D.N.Y. November 18, 2013). In this putative class action complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that defendants consider female employees’ potential