• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

You can discuss worker’s performance during FMLA leave

by on
in FMLA Guidelines,Human Resources

Generally, employers shouldn’t ask employees on FMLA leave to perform any work or deal with work-related problems. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t times you may need to speak with the employee.

Recent case: School custodian Saul Diaz needed to take a few weeks of FMLA leave to deal with complications related to diabetes. During his last shift before going out on leave, he left the school doors open overnight. While on FMLA leave, Diaz’s supervisor called him in to discuss the breach. When he returned from leave, he was fired.

Diaz sued, alleging that calling him in during FMLA leave to discuss work was interference with his right to that leave.

The court disagreed, concluding that under the circumstances, the employer had the right to ask about the incident. (Diaz v. Elgin, No. 09-C-01649, ND IL, 2011)

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/28478/you-can-discuss-workers-performance-during-fmla-leave "

Leave a Comment