In Brown v Auto Components Holdings LLC, the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Midwestern states including Indiana) held that plaintiff failed to timely notify her employer of her need for additional FMLA leave. When Letecia Brown failed to timely return from FMLA leave, per the union contract, the employer mailed her notice giving her five days to return to work or to provide medical certification of the need for additional leave. The day after her scheduled return date, Brown called the plant nurse about her need for additional leave and was told that she needed to provide medical certification. The employer terminated Brown after she failed to provide the requested certification. After her termination, Brown provided certification and sued when her employer refused to reinstate her. In dismissing the suit, the court held that Brown's termination, after notice and opportunity to provide medical certification, was lawful.