The federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Chicago) recently upheld the firing of an employee suspected of abusing medical leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. In Vail v. Raybestos Products Co., the employee had obtained approval for medical leave related to her migraine headaches. Over time, the employer grew suspicious of the legitimacy of the employee’s requests for time off. After an investigation revealed that the employee was engaged in a side business while she was supposed to be on medical leave, the employer terminated her. The Seventh Circuit upheld the termination because the investigation “was sufficient to give Raybestos an ‘honest suspicion’ that Vail was not using her leave ‘for the intended purpose.’”