People notice when you're gone: Absent employee's work scrutinized

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Michigan employers) recently overturned a jury verdict in favor of an employee who claimed she was retaliated against for exercising her right to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The court found that the employer had flawed but still strong evidence of misconduct by the employee, and the coworkers whose actions supposedly led to the retaliatory action had insufficient input into the termination decision.

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