Here’s another reason for managers and supervisors to pay attention during
That means they’re risking their own assets if they lose a lawsuit.
Recent case: UPS employee Sean Zungoli took several FMLA leaves. His supervisor told him that taking put him on par with women who take and whose careers stall as a result. Then Zungoli complained that the UPS computer system he was required to use violated New Jersey’s identity theft privacy law.
Zungoli was fired and he sued, alleging both FMLA and CEPA retaliation.
The court said his lawsuit could go forward against both UPS and the supervisor. (Zungoli v. UPS, No. 07-2194, DC NJ, 2009)
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