Ex-employee sues Loyola University Health System over FMLA violation

A former employee of Loyola University Health System has sued the Maywood, Ill.-based health system, claiming he was fired for taking medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to the Cook County Record.

In the complaint filed Sept. 30, John Zinkel claims he suffers from leukemia, and work stress was making his condition worse. According to the complaint, Mr. Zinkel went on medical leave to treat his condition and was fired for exercising his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  

Mr. Zinkel's lawsuit includes claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress, retaliation, wrongful termination and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to the report.

A Loyola spokesperson told Becker's the system does not comment on any case that is currently in litigation.  

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