FIRM UPDATE: Our offices are open and we are accepting new clients. To protect our community and our legal team in response to the threat of COVID-19, we are offering video and telephone consultations. Please call or email our office to discuss your options.
Menu Contact
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell LawyerRating

School pays $68K to settle dispute over wrongful termination

When an employee has to be absent from their employment, the absence generally has to be accounted for through accumulated employee leave or some other type of benefit such as FMLA. There are several reasons an employee would require a leave of absence from their employment, and a common reason is for maternity leave. When an employee uses justified leave, the Kansas or Missouri employer cannot hold the maternity time against the employee or a termination may be considered a wrongful termination based upon pregnancy discrimination.

A school employee that requested an employment absence to care for her new child recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her employer after being let go. The school employee had worked as a school psychologist and had made a request to work from home and to work four days a week to care for her child. It is noted the school employee was approved to work from home the previous school year.

work from home the previous school year.

The school employee was informed that she would not be returning to work as a school employee during the next school year. The employer stated the school employee would not return for the next school year due to her past work performance.

While the school employee's wrongful termination lawsuit was pending, the two parties entered into a settlement agreement. As stated in the settlement agreement, the school paid the former employee $68,950 and the wrongful termination claims against the defendant were dismissed. Employees who are terminated for reasons that may be contrary to presiding laws may benefit from speaking to an experienced attorney about a potential wrongful termination.

Source: San Rafael Patch, "School District Settles Wrongful Termination Lawsuit for $69K," Nicole Ely, Jan. 24, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Case. Get A Free Consultation Speak With A Compassionate, Devoted Attorney Today. Please Call 816-399-5149.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Holman Schiavone, LLC
4600 Madison Avenue
Suite 810
Kansas City, MO 64112

Toll Free: 888-493-5074
Phone: 816-399-5149
Fax: 816-283-8739
Map & Directions

Review Us
Google Map