Caffarelli & Siegel Ltd. Contributes to the Formation of New Law

Caffarelli & Siegel Breaks New Ground: Court Rules on “First Impression” FMLA Issue
On June 27, 2008, Judge Sidney Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that public employees may be sued in their individual capacities under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). This issue had never been decided in this jurisdiction, and Caffarelli & Siegel is pleased to have contributed to the formation of new law.

Plaintiff Daniel Rasic filed suit against his former employer, the City of Northlake, claiming interference with his rights under the FMLA and retaliation for having exercised those rights. Named as an additional Defendant is police chief Dennis A. Koletsos, Officer Rasic’s former supervisor. Koletsos moved to dismiss himself out of the Complaint on the grounds that public individuals may not be sued under the FMLA and on the alternative grounds that he is entitled to qualified immunity. Officer Rasic filed a response in opposition to the motion. The Court agreed with Officer Rasic and denied the motion to dismiss.

11 Responses to “Caffarelli & Siegel Ltd. Contributes to the Formation of New Law”

  1. Rechtsberatung says:


    The new law is so important in every country and everywhere.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We owe this guy, he put himself out there and lost his job, that took a lot of guts. I hope he wins.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Out where?

  4. Anonymous says:

    he lost his job, can you read?

  5. Anonymous says:

    March 17, 2008
    Federal jury awarded Chase Manhattan employee $2.2 million for violations of FMLA.
    Free Northlake

  6. Anonymous says:

    Highway to Hell

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dan go back take no deals

  8. Anonymous says:

    AC DC fire your guns

  9. Anonymous says:


  10. Anonymous says:

    Magnum Force Clint Eastwood

  11. Anonymous says:

    If you really cared for this officer have a hug fundraiser in the center of town. In fact why has the FOP not had one party for any of the officers that have left? Wake up FOP you have good men and woman that have left and not one party?

    Thats one big problem, a do nothing union with do nothing leaders.

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