The Complaint

Fletcher v. Ford Motor Company

Fletcher v. Ford Motor Company (E.D. Mich., 2:21-cv-10739)

FMLA lawsuit filed against Ford Motor Company. Employee sues Ford for FMLA and ADA violations. The employee had worked for Ford for 5 years before she was fired. The employee met all of the FMLA requirements:

  • Was an employee within the meaning of the FMLA act
  • Employee was employed for more than 12 months
  • Worked 1250 hours during the past 12 months
  • Employer had 50 employees within the meaning of the FMLA act

According the complaint “Plaintiff utilized intermittent FMLA leave in May of 2019. She was written up for using said leave” She went on an FMLA leave starting on June 3, 2019 and return work date was scheduled for October 1, 2019.”

“Upon returning to work on October 1, 2019, Plaintiff was told to report to the Labor Relations Department, wherein she was told that there was no work available for her.  Plaintiff was placed on an unpaid leave for thirty days. On November 8, 2019, Plaintiff was terminated” “The Employer refused to return Plaintiff to her position or engage in a process to identify other positions which might be available for Plaintiff.”