Family and Medical Leave Employment Law

After more than 10 years as a highly decorated federal government employee, this client ran into some personal difficulties that required him to take Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).

He had the support of his therapist and counselors, but his immediate supervisor continually made things difficult. Client was placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP) that was designed to make him fail. As he fell further behind in his work obligations due to being out on FMLA, instead of adjusting expectations, his supervisor continually harassed and degraded this employee. This eventually led to the client’s “failure” to perform under his PIP and he was terminated.

Sunshine filed an appeal with the US Merit System Protection Board in an attempt to get client his job reinstated. After months of fighting, research and brief writing the administrative law judge agreed and reinstated our client with full back pay and benefits.