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Keep FMLA away from absenteeism discipline

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Carefully track absences and note which missed days are attributable to FMLA-covered reasons. That way, should you have to terminate an employee for attendance issues, you can easily separate out FMLA.

Recent case: Eleni, a flight attendant, requested multiple transfers, some for medical reasons. She had a terrible attendance record, with multiple call-offs, absences, tardy arrivals and unscheduled days off. She also had a habit of skipping meetings her bosses called to discuss attendance.

Eleni was terminated for poor attendance and sued, alleging that she should have been allowed to take FMLA leave for some absences.

However, the employer had records showing each FMLA request and that it had granted leave whenever she provided a medical certification. The case was dismissed. (Woldeselassie v. American Eagle Airlines, No. 12-CIV-07703, SD NY, 2015)

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Laya June 26, 2015 at 2:25 am

Do your reseaerch before writing a negative article Flight Attendant is appealing the courts decision. Many Corperation operate thier business with bulling and do not give employees thier rights.

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