Legal Question in Medical Leave in Georgia

Can a county fire dept. fire someone that has filed FMLA.

Asked on 2/09/12, 1:36 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

Yes. Since you decided to not tell us the facts, and reasons for termination, you can't get a more definite response. If you repost, include the whole story.

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Answered on 2/09/12, 1:43 pm

Paula McGill Attorney at Law

When a person is on FMLA, the employer cannot retaliate against the employee by firing him/her. However, in the normal course of downsizing, the person is not necessarily immuned from being fired. However, the employer cannot take the fact that the person is on FMLA into consideration when making the termination decision.

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Answered on 2/10/12, 12:36 pm

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