Can an employer terminate someone while they are out on FMLA?

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Can an employer terminate someone while they are out on FMLA?

Asked on August 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

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Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Generally, so, an employer certainly can not legally fire someone for the reason that the person is taking FMLA time off.  However, a person could be let go as part of a reduction-in-force or layoff of a larger group of people while out on FMLA.


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