AT&T Sued for Violating Family Medical Leave Act

AT&T

According to the lawsuit, AT&T ranks its employees by total absences each month. AT&T calculates its employees’ absences using a “total absence policy” whereby all absences,including AT&T-designated Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protected leave, are the basis for the rankings. When AT&T determines that an employee is in the bottom 30% of its attendance records based on its monthly total absence calculations, its policy is to “black list” the so-called “FMLA abuser” and target the employee for termination. AT&T’s policy is therefore to consider AT&T -designated FMLA-protected leave as a negative factor in its adverse employment decisions.

The lawsuit was brought on behalf AT&T customer service representatives and “Levell” Managers (“Class Members”) for AT&T’s alleged violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).


theresa s. said
641 days ago
I LOST MY JOB AT AT&T DUE TO MY MANAGER FILING MY FMLA FORMS WRONG AND GIEN ME MISS INFO, AND SAYING I HAD TIME OFF BUT THEM TERMINATION WHEN I RETURN TO WORK. I WAS LET GO CAUSE I HAD GOTTEN AN LAYWER.


Christine D. said
572 days ago
I quit ATT on 12/31/2012 because of the constant harassment, management screwed up my paperwork and the company played the "let me transfer you" game on me, much like they do their "valued" customers. Every department manager I spoke with said I don't handle that you'll have to call ATT FMLA department. The FMLA department said i needed to call my manager or department. I went to Wage and hour division in my state and thats when the hell really began. I finally had enought and quit.


good o. said
542 days ago
do not take employment at att, its better to be unemployed !!!


Sonya J. said
447 days ago
I was terminated from AT&T a few months ago I was a tenure employer for over 10 years termination was based on absenteeism but due to denial of FMLA I am seeking an attorney or to be assisted in a class action law suit regarding this matter


Ella J. said
390 days ago
I was dismissed from att and then brought back due to barginning with the union and att and placed on 2yr probation for fmla absence not being filed correctly.


lana s. said
347 days ago
I was fired for usinh fmla. I was later re-hired but harassed and hounded until they fired me again. I was told by a supv that they wete going to find a reason that would stick.


Rachelle M. said
199 days ago
I was fired from AT&T Sept. 25, 2012 for "absences". I was on Short Term Disability after being diagnosed with MS. My doctor extended the disability first time because it had taken several months to get in to him because he was a specialist. He extended it because he was putting me on medication and needed to give my body time to adjust and see if there was something else he needed to put me on. (AT&T didn't have problem extending that) He extended the second time because I still hadn't been able to be put on meds. This one they wouldn't extend-and denied both of my argument things, and sent me a Return To Work letter. Very long story short-after I went back (before my dr had wanted me to) I was terminated for absences. They use the FMLA the same time as STD, and counted ALL that time the dr had me out that they had denied against me. (BTW, seems they denied the extensions and said I wasn't disabled for the WRONG condition (for diabetes-which I have but never been disabled from-instead of MS).
Got my Right To Sue letter from the EEOC yesterday and now looking for attorney!


JOAN J. said
175 days ago
AT&T says that an employee has sick leave however they have the employees signup for FMLA to protect their attendance record. Employees are not paid for sick leave and if does not qualify under FMLA it is counted as an occurance

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