A worker calls in saying that he has to take his sick grandchild to the emergency room. But the supervisor says the situation doesn’t constitute an excusable absence. “All I know for sure is that I’m all these kids have ’til my daughter comes home from the military”.
This vignette paves the way for a meaningful discussion of USERRA and FMLA requirements in special situations that do not fit neatly within the requirements of the law. Through discussion of the situation created for both the supervisor and the employee, trainees reach a clear understanding of the law.
If inclined, could the supervisor legally make an exception in this case? Is the employee out of line to expect the company to be accommodating? What, if anything, can be done to prevent a repeat of this situation?
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