OPELIKA, AL — According to Oanow.com, jurors in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama recently ruled in favor of two former MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. employees. Ronnie Giles and Kim Foreman both filed claims against the company in 2006 and could be awarded more than $100,000 in legal fees from the lawsuit. Giles was fired after returning from a two-week medical leave, while Foreman was fired for leaving work for personal reasons. Jurors determined MasterBrand had violated the Family Medical Leave Act in Giles case, while Foreman was found to have been discriminated against based on her gender, due to the fact male employees who had also walked off the job without permission were not terminated. Read more.
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