MORRISVILLE – An worker at Lenovo has been paid $108,152 by the worldwide tech conglomerate after an investigation by the U.S. Division of Labor into violations of the Familiy and Medical Go away Act.
The settlement was ordered after a probe discovered that Lenovo “did not reinstate an eligible worker upon return from FMLA depart to the identical or equal place the employee held previous to the depart, because the legislation requires. As an alternative, the employer supplied the worker a possibility to use for different firm positions. After Lenovo failed to rent the employee for any of the choice positions, the employer terminated the worker.”
The worker was not recognized.
The Labor Division disclosed the settlement on Friday. The U.S. Division of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigated the case.
“The Household and Medical Go away Act offers workers with office flexibility after they want it essentially the most by defending them after they have a severe well being situation requiring the necessity to look after themselves or members of the family,” stated Wage and Hour Division District Director Richard Blaylock, in Raleigh. “The U.S. Division of Labor is dedicated to making sure that workers’ rights underneath the FMLA are protected. We encourage employers to overview the quite a few instruments and sources we offer to assist them perceive their rights and obligations underneath this legislation.”
Lenovo maintains two headquaters, one in Morrisville and the opposite in Beijing.
The corporate employs a number of thousand employees in North Carolina, together with operations on the headquarters campus and its knowledge middle group in RTP.
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