Death of a Family Member Ends One Kind of FMLA Leave, But May Begin Another

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The Family and Medical Leave Act does not mandate or protect funeral or bereavement leave, but employers who deny leave and terminate an employee shortly after the death of a family member are itching for a fight. See what the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decided in a recent case involving an employee who was terminated following the death of her spouse.

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