Employees who take
Can the returning employee be assigned to another location? Yes.
Recent case: Daniel Brody took three months off for back surgery—time covered by the FMLA. He had worked as a Starbucks coffee store manager before taking the leave.
While he was off, the company moved personnel around. When Brody returned, Starbucks placed him in a different store.
He sued, alleging interference with his . But the court said the job was an equivalent one, especially since the new location required a shorter commute. (Brody v. Starbucks, No. 07-4208, DC MN, 2009)
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