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Monthly Archives: February 2017
TLG Establishes New Employment Law in the Third Circuit
Leslie M. Greenspan, Esquire led a TLG trial team that established new law in the Third Circuit in the employment realm. This precedent-setting litigation is a significant victory for employers litigating Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation claims. On January 30, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals adopted TLG’s argument that the “honest belief” defense can overcome a retaliation claim under the FMLA. The opinion confirmed an employer’s right to terminate an employee for suspected abuse of FMLA leave – a legitimate and non-discriminatory basis for termination.