The Case Of Fry V. First Fidelity Bank Corporation

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Employment Law Analysis There are any employment laws that could be discussed in this paper. The one that was chosen was the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This act allows qualified employees to take unpaid leave for specific family and medical reasons with added job protection (DOL, 2012). This information was collected from the Department of Labor website. Case There have been many cases that demonstrates this law. A lot of the time employee feels that they were not treated appropriately as per what the law states. One case found in an article by Rembold & Kleiner (1999) was the case of Fry v. First Fidelity Bank Corporation. In this case the company changed their workers’ manuals and guidelines when the FMLA law was certified. The worker, Fry, was on a 12-week unpaid FMLA leave, with an additional four weeks added. In the company handbook, it indicated that personnel could take up to 16 weeks of leave, with it all being covered under FMLA. When Fry returned to work, they placed her in a different position not " equal "to the one she held before. Therefore, Fry resigned and brought a generated lawsuit against the corporation. This lawsuit was for them not respecting her FMLA entitlements. The court ended up ruling in favor of Fry, because the companies leave policy was not well-defined (Rembold & Kleiner, 1999). Overview There are many different measures to the FMLA law. One of these parts is what qualifies as a covered employer. As noted on the DOL website, this

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