Family Medical Leave Act

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A model employee's undiagnosed stress disorder erupts one morning when a stray dog enters her worksite through an open window, there ensues a two-week cycle of absences, doctors’ visits, recurring bouts of screaming at the workplace and an order that the employee be locked out of her office and fired. The employee sues under the FMLA, claiming that she was fired instead of being granted needed medical leave. The district court granted the employer summary judgment, finding, that Stevenson never gave the employer notice that leave might be required.

Stevenson v. Hyre Electric Company - FMLA This is a very confusing case, but it is very clear to me that the Plaintiff was in error of an amiable decision on this case. The fact of not providing the correct notice of FMLA in the allotted time was definitely the key in this case, had Stevenson provided the required documents, she would have won the judgment and there would have been no room for question. There is room for some doubt regarding this decision, however; it still goes back to the fact that she did not follow the proper protocol as required by the Defendant.
Stray Animal Causes Disturbance In Workplace The Plaintiff was going through her usual duties when a dog got into the office through an open window. The presence of the animal in the workplace caused the Plaintiff to start to act in an unusual manner (jumping around, shouting, etc.) she got a headache, felt blood rushing to her head, and her neck tightening up, as a result of this incident the Plaintiff stated that she did not feel well and had to leave for the day. She called in sick the next day as well. In the next few weeks that came, she got into a screaming match with President of the Company (Charles Guest) regarding the incident and continued to miss work –…...

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