FMLA Lawsuit Filed Against University of Wisconsin

The Complaint

Tamayo, Jadalyn v. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

Tamayo, Jadalyn v. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (W.D. Wis., 3:21-cv-00217)

FMLA lawsuit filed against University of Wisconsin.

According to the complaint this is not a pure FMLA lawsuit in itself.  There are a couple of additional items added to the complaint including discrimination, failure to provide accommodation and FMLA.

FMLA Lawsuit Filed Against Northeast Georgia Medical Center

The Complaint

Taylor v. Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Inc.

Taylor v. Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Inc. (N.D. Ga., 2:21-cv-00068)

Northeast Georgia Medical Center sued by former nurse for FMLA violation. According to the complaint she was “high performing registered nurse employed with Northeast Georgia Medical Center”. It looks like Northeast Georgia Medical Center has a third-party administrator and according to the complaint “she persistently sought help and guidance from Defendant’s Human Resources department (“HR”), the third-party administrator Unum (“Unum”)”

“Rather than provide Plaintiff Taylor with the required employer notice, Defendant Northeast Georgia Medical Center denied Plaintiff Taylor’s leave and terminated her employment in order to prevent giving her likely leave in the future.” “Northeast Georgia Medical Center also failed to offer COBRA continuation of its health, dental, and vision plan, failed to provide election notice, and failed to provide early termination notice”

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is being sued for:

  • Interference with FMLA rights
  • FMLA retaliation
  • COBRA

FMLA Lawsuit Filed Against Heartland Business Systems

The Complaint

Lindsley v. Heartland Business Systems LLC

Lindsley v. Heartland Business Systems LLC (E.D. Wis., 2:21-cv-00403)

Heartland Business Systems LLC is being sued by a senior systems engineer Michael Lindsley for interference with FMLA. He started working for them in July 2016 and “reported directly to Paul Gilreath, Manager, who reported directly to Peter Helander, Owner.”

“On or about December 21, 2020, Plaintiff informed Gilreath that he had to undergo back surgery in the near future”

In approximately December 2020 and January 2021, Defendant consistently questioned Plaintiff regarding:

  • Anticipated Timing
  • Use
  • Duration of His FMLA
  • Work Coverage

Plaintiff’s back surgery on or about February 5, 2021 and “and subsequent recovery rendered him unable to work”

“On or about February 3, 2021, Defendant terminated Plaintiff’s employment”

The company “intentionally interfered with Plaintiff’s rights by terminating Plaintiff’s employment for using, and/or in order to prevent him from using, protected leave, in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act”