Medical Leave

In another case that proves honesty is the best policy, a court rules that an employee may not sue his employer for a violation of the Family Medical Leave Act because he lied about his condition. The employee, who was suffering from bipolar disorder, took time off, claiming to be ill with prostate cancer. After the deception was revealed, the employee was fired. The appellate court noted that the employee’s leave would have been covered under the act had he told the truth.

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