Georgia parent fired for time off after child’s birth gets back pay

Xavier Roger


A parent in Georgia was wrongfully terminated from his job for taking time off from work to care for his newborn baby and spouse, federal officials say.

The firing of the employee violated the Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release. As a result, the employer, U.S. Logistics Solutions Inc., has been ordered to pay the former employee over $67,000.

“Employers cannot deprive an employee eligible for Family and Medical Leave of their legal rights, and force them to make the hard choice between keeping their jobs and caring for themselves or their families,” Wage and Hour Division District Director Steven Salazar said in a statement.


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