In The News03.11.2023

Megan Carannante Quoted in Business Insider Article on the Impact FMLA has on Mass Layoffs

Business Insider

Megan Y. Carannante, co-chair of the firm's Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits practice, spoke with Business Insider about how Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) intersects with recent layoffs in the tech industry including workers who were laid them off while pregnant or on parental leave.

Under FMLA, employees at companies with at least 50 employees are eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave, but the FMLA doesn't protect workers from a mass layoff if the reason "has nothing to do with their pregnancy," said Megan. In order for an individual to win a lawsuit against their former employer, they would need to show that their status of being pregnant or on parental leave was a motivating factor for the company's decision to terminate them.

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