We’re going to start with a brief fact pattern, and then I’ll pose the questions.
Alright, let’s see whatcha got.
An employee injured his ribs while playing with his grandchildren. Over the next two weeks, the employee and his wife called his employer to report that he would miss work. Neither mention the Family and Medical Leave Act of F-M-L-A, nor do they provide any medical paperwork. The only documentation that the employer has concerning the absences is the word “rib.” Eventually, the employee stopped calling and...