FMLA, social media, and discipline: these are a few of my favorite things

The Internet has given us so many gifts over the years (most recently the gift of gifs, for example: The 40 Greatest Dog Gifs of All Time), and one of my favorite things to see on the Internet is when employees get caught in webs of their own digital lies.

Take for instance this case: Employee requests FMLA leave for injured back and leg. Employer grants leave. Employee goes on vacation to Mexico and posts pictures of herself on Facebook looking less than physically impaired. Employee is fired and, for once, Facebook ensures all is right with the world.

Click here to read the details, and why exactly the employer did not violate its duty to reinstate the employee after FMLA leave.


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