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Margaret Russell v. North Broward Hospital

16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C1187 (11th Cir. October 2, 2003)

The plaintiff, a former employee of a hospital who was terminated for being absent from work too much, filed a complaint against the hospital contending that her absences were for medical reasons and were protected under the Family Medical Leave Act. The plaintiff also alleged that the hospital had retaliated against her for exercising her FMLA right to be absent from work for a serious health condition. The court ultimately found that the plaintiff did not suffer from a