Washington Lawyers’ Committee and Zuckerman Spaeder File Lawsuit Against Pollo Campero Alleging Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act on Behalf of Former Employee

The Committee and co-counsel Zuckerman Spaeder filed a lawsuit Friday against American Pollo LLC d/b/a Pollo Campero in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging willful violations of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The complaint, filed on behalf of Edith del Carmen Sanchez, an immigrant from El Salvador who worked for the company for 17 months, alleges that Pollo Campero violated the FMLA when it fired her following emergency surgery, instead of reinstating her to her job. The FMLA requires covered employers, such as Pollo Campero, to provide eligible employees like Mrs. Sanchez with job-protected unpaid leave for family and medical reasons, including an employee’s own serious health condition, the birth or adoption of a child, or the care of an immediate family member.

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