Fired forklift operator claims employer violated FMLA - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/27/10

Fired forklift operator claims employer violated FMLA

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –  A Lubbock man filed suit last week against his former employer in federal court.

Gabriel Cruz claims he was fired from Llano Logistics on January 6th for taking time off to treat a medical condition. Cruz claims that the company violated the FMLA or Family Medical Leave Act. 

According to the Department of Labor web site,  "... Employers must provide an eligible employee with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year."
 
The FMLA applies under a variety of circumstances including "medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition."

Llano Logistics has not yet filed its side of the story in court records.

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