Under the FMLA, Employer Cannot Deny Leave to Care for One's Sick Mom, Because One Did Not Follow Special 'Request Rules', Says Court
This summer, a U.S. Federal Court held a Burger King franchise liable and accountable for interfering with an employee’s FMLA request to go care for his sick mother, when after making several requests to his onsite managers, but not to HR as required in the employment handbook. See Moore v. GPS Hospitality Partners IV, LLC, el al., Civ. No. 7-CV-0500 WSN, Slip Op. at 1, 31, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92830, (D. Ala., June 3, 2019).