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Case: Wage & Hour/FMLA Retaliation (D.N.J.)

Sept. 16, 2020, 5:47 PM

A registered nurse and supervisor for Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey may not proceed with her claim that she was fired in retaliation for requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the district court said. She was fired after she reported to work under the influence of pills and marijuana without a prescription and failing a drug test, the center made the termination decision before she was entitled to FMLA leave for her substance abuse because it determined that she wasn’t “fit for duty” two days before she was admitted to an inpatient treatment center, and...

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