11th Circuit Rules Depression Does Not Qualify for FLMA Leave

On Thursday, the 11th Circuit vacated Plaintiff's $1 million judgment holding that Plaintiff was not entitled to judgment as a matter of law because depression does not qualify for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. Plaintiff worked for a Florida-based security company, Kent of Naples, Inc., and was terminated when he sought leave to alleviate his drepression.

 

See Patrick Hurley v. Kent of Naples, Inc., et al., Case No. 13-10298 (11th Cir. March 20, 2014).

 

Link to Published Opinion: http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/ops/201310298.pdf

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