My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Wisconsin
I have been in treatment for depression and anxiety for a year. My husband died, I lost my home as a result, I lost my job, and my mother died in the space of a few short months. My therapist recommended that I with all of my adult children spend a week together away from home to facilitate healing and connection to improve both my mental state and that of my children.
My son requested FMLA leave for this purpose. His employer provided him with a form which the therapist completed. She also provided a letter stating her reasons for believing it was in the best interest of her patient (myself) to have my children present. All requirements were fulfilled, and the HR dept approved FMLA leave for that week. We went out of state to a rental house on a beach. The week was spent together with a great deal of conversation about family matters and things that impacted our mental health.
Upon my son's return to work, he was called into the office and told that he deceived them. They said they saw pictures on Facebook of us swimming in a pool and walking on the beach and that this was not FMLA. They rescinded the FMLA and gave my son a 3-day suspension without pay, almost fired him. My son was devastated. He is very honest. I saw the forms that were submitted. He was very honest about his intent for the FMLA. Is there any recourse that he might have in this situation? It was very unfair to approve and then rescind the FMLA after the leave had been taken!