This one is no laughing matter. Actually, it’s downright sad. A few years ago, I reported on an employee at an Illinois school who was able to raise an FMLA claim when her supervisor ignored her many pleas for help as she struggled with mental health issues. Fast forward a few years: a jury recently awarded this employee back pay and other damages as well as attorney’s fees. When all is said and done, the employer’s failure to act within the law will cost half-a-million dollars of taxpayer money. Here is the story and my suggestions to avoid this kind… Continue Reading When Your Employee Cries Uncontrollably at Work, Is the Cry a Request for FMLA Leave?