Think You Can’t Terminate an Employee on FMLA Leave? Think Again

Aug 15, 2017

Family and Medical Act with pen and glassesOne of the biggest misconceptions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is that it insulates employees from disciplinary proceedings while they are on FMLA-approved leave. Anyone who assumes that taking FMLA-protected leave provides some type of protection from all disciplinary actions would be wise to remember the age-old adage about assumptions, as one Illinois appellate court recently reminded us.

The complete article originally appeared on HR Daily Advisor.

Kelly Smith HaleyThis article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at ksmithhaley@foxswibel.com.