So, what exactly did the supervisor, Jeff Karnes, say that led the plaintiff, Susan Murphy, in this case to believe that she had acquired additional FMLA leave?:
The problem is that when Karnes did let HR know, they disapproved and then Murhphy's employment was terminated which led to her FMLA interference lawsuit.
On September 11, Karnes contacted Murphy. He told her that her FMLA leave ended on September 7 and asked her how much more time she needed before returning to work. She said that she needed thirty days to "take care of things." Karnes told her "okay, cool, not a problem, I'll let HR know."
The case is Murphy v. FedEx, Inc., Nos. 09-3473/3518.