Plaintiff Alleges Violation of FMLA for Being Required to Show Mastectomy Scars Before Returning to Work

Plaintiff Alleges Violation of FMLA for Being Required to Show Mastectomy Scars Before Returning to Work

In a Complaint recently filed in a Florida federal court (Andrea Santiago v. Broward Health), social worker Andrea Santiago alleged that her employer, Broward Health, violated the FMLA when it refused to waive a policy requiring employees who took FMLA leave for surgery to allow an in-house medical clinic to examine their wounds before being allowed to return to work.

FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Final Rule Enjoined in Some States

One day before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) same-sex spouse final rule took effect on March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered a preliminary injunction in Texas v. U.S., staying the application of the Final Rule for the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Nebraska.

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Internet Randomness to the Courthouse; State / Local Internet Preemption; Immigration Executive Action Litigation VI; Same-Sex FMLA Injunction

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Internet Randomness to the Courthouse; State / Local Internet Preemption; Immigration Executive Action Litigation VI; Same-Sex FMLA Injunction

Litigation and agency responses dominate last week’s regulatory practice. Two different protective petitions for review of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)’s open internet / net neutrality / net utility final rules were filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Fifth Circuit, and a State challenged the FCC’s preemption of State laws limiting political subdivisions’ authority to provide internet services outside their geographic boundaries in the Sixth Circuit.