An Ohio employee sued after being terminated for self-quarantining because of COVID-19. Although her lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, federal laws do require most employers to provide coronavirus-related leave.
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Kelley Nuttall worked as an activity director at an Ohio rehabilitation and care facility. After being exposed to a patient with a COVID-19 infection, Nuttall was diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Although Nuttall asked for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), her request was ignored, and her employment was terminated. Her executive director