In an employment termination action brought under the Family Medical Leave Act, district court judgment is affirmed where equitable estoppel may not be applied against a government employer based upon the employer's alleged oral assurances to the employee of coverage under the Act, as plaintiff had no right to FMLA leave under the statute because she did not work the requisite number of hours.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Decided July 30, 2009
Before: Boudin, Hansen, and Lipez, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Boudin, Circuit Judge.
For Appellant: Jason R. Powalisz, Mark A. Hickernell, Alan J. McDonald and McDonald, Lamond & Canzoneri.