Lightfoot Obtains Defense Verdict for U.S. Steel
Mar 13, 2012
On March 7, 2012, Lightfoot attorney William Morrow and in-house counsel for United States Steel Corporation, Tony Jeselnik, obtained a defense verdict in a case brought against the company for alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The plaintiff, a former employee at U.S. Steel’s Fairfield Works, claimed that U.S. Steel interfered with her right to benefits guaranteed by the FMLA, and discharged her from employment in retaliation for her attempt to take FMLA leave. U.S. Steel argued that the plaintiff failed to give proper notice of any serious medical condition that qualified for FMLA leave, and that plaintiff was discharged for other reasons. The jury verdict followed three days of trial in the Northern District of Alabama.