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How to Terminate an Employee Out on FMLA Leave

Author: Michael Barnsback

There are few tasks as potentially problematic for an HR professional as terminating an employee who is out on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Almost invariably, the perception on the part of the terminated employee is going to be that he or she was terminated because of the FMLA leave request or leave term. An employer that takes no action to correct that perception can expect a lawsuit.