Elsewhere in the Courts: Mental Health

A federal appeals court has ruled that an employee who suffered a breakdown after a stray dog found its way into a warehouse where she was working can pursue her claims against the company. The employee filed a lawsuit arguing that the company violated her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it fired her after the incident. The court agreed that the employee’s actions, which included irrational behavior and anxiety, should have alerted the company that she might be suffering from a serious mental health condition.

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