Wednesday, May 07, 2003

FMLA claim falls for lack of adequate notice and information to employer

In Peeples v. Coastal Office Products, a panel of the Fourth Circuit including Judges Widener, Wilkinson, and Motz affirmed summary judgment for the employer in a case under the Family and Medical Leave Act, where the plaintiff who took off for three weeks because of anxiety and depression had failed to give adequate information to the company about what his problem was. (I didn't see any discussion of whether someone with anxiety and depression might somehow blame those conditions as the reason for their failure to comply with the Act's notice requirements.)

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