Employer Still Wins – Even Though Job Eliminated and Work from Home Request is Denied
The court sided with the employers in this case.
Human resource professionals are accustomed to dealing with leave requests and the issues that surround those requests. Leave laws intend to help both the employer and employee respond appropriately and keep both parties protected. This white paper reviews a case where the employer won, despite an employee’s sympathetic situation.
Dabney D. Ware is senior counsel in Foley & Lardner’s Jacksonville office. A member of the firm’s Litigation Department, and its Labor and Employment Practice Group, she focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Ware has extensive experience both in employment-related litigation, and in counseling clients on all aspects of compliance with the myriad of federal, state, and local laws. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ware worked as a manager for First Florida Bank and as a program auditor for the Florida Office of Auditor General. Ms. Ware graduated from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors, where she was editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review. She holds an M.S. degree in communication theory and research from Florida State University, and a B.S. degree in communication from Appalachian State University. Ms. Ware is admitted to practice in Florida and Georgia, and is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of both the American Bar and The Florida Bar.
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