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Case of FMLA Interference and ADA Discrimination Goes South When Employee Fails to Prove Employer Fault

 

Lachelle Watson was terminated from her position with Drexel University due to what Drexel considered to be unapproved absences. Those absences were related to a chronic medical condition of Watson’s. She sued Drexel for interference with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., for failure to reinstate her under the FMLA, id., and for failure to accommodate her needs as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (“PHRA”), 43 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 951 et seq. The District Court granted summary judgment for Drexel, and the 3rd Circuit affirmed.

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