BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will reinstate and pay about $36,600 in back wages to a woman fired after missing work because of a serious health problem, the U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday.

The Department of Children and Family Services illegally kept the woman from returning to work after an earlier medical absence, cutting her hours below the number required to get up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to a news release.

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