High Court Declines Family, Medical Leave Retaliation Case

May 3, 2021, 1:35 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case testing the standard workers must use to prove they faced retaliation for taking federally protected family and medical leave.

The justices said on Monday they won’t hear the case of Arlene Fry, an administrative assistant who said she was fired from Rand Construction Corp. and claimed she was retaliated against for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

A federal judge had ruled against Fry, relying on a stringent standard that required her to show she wouldn’t have been fired “but for” her use of FMLA leave. The U.S....

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