Memo #: 17-109
Date:       5/19/2017
Eleventh Circuit Rules in Jones v. Gulf Coast Health Care That “Temporal Proximity” in Context of FMLA Retaliation Claims Is Measured From When Leave Ends

The time period between when an employee engages in protected conduct and when an employer takes adverse action allegedly because of the protected activity can be a critical component in establishing a valid retaliation claim. The shorter the time period, the more weight it carries. This case will make it easier for an employee to bring a valid FMLA retaliation complaint.
Topic Area:
Best Practices
Family and Medical Leave Act
Retaliation/Whistleblower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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