HR director may be personally liable in FMLA suit

Valerie Bolden-Barrett | July 26, 2017

HR director may be personally liable in FMLA suit
A federal district court has refused to dismiss a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) suit filed against an HR director, holding that the director could be individually liable in the case (Edelman v. Source Healthcare Analytics, Inc., No. 16-6280 (E.D. Pa. July 18, 2017). After taking leave for surgery, an employee asked to return to work with an accommodation: no long-distance travel for about a month. According to the complaint, the employer failed to respond to her requests and, once her 12 weeks of FMLA were exhausted, fired her.

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