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Edmunds comments on FMLA claim against former AG Kane

FMLA claim in retaliation suit against former AG Kane tossed by federal judge

​Emily Edmunds, special counsel in Saul Ewing’s Labor and Employment Practice, is quoted in this article in the Pennsylvania Record on a recently dismissed Family and Medical Leave Act claim against former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Kevin Wevodau, special agent in charge of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, claimed he was unable to advance his career after being placed on paid administrative leave for a year with no indication of a return date; however, the judge ruled that because he did not attempt to return to work until five weeks after his leave had expired, he was not entitled to protections of the act.

“I think the court ruled as it did and wrote its opinion as such because the employee not returning to work for such an extended period was a dispositive fact," said Emily in the article. “I think he would have had a stronger case if he had returned to work in a more timely manner.” 

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