Days later, she met with the human resources director, complaining she was being retaliated against for taking FMLA leave, and was terminated.
Simpson's suit accuses the university on three points. First, she states the university interfered with her right to use FMLA and was terminated in retaliation for attempting to use FMLA for her medical condition.
"You're entitled to FMLA for serious health conditions. They retaliated against her for taking FMLA," Schaefer said.
Second, the suit accuses the university of invasion of privacy after it disclosed facts about Simpson "that were private in nature" to the public "and were not of a legitimate concern to the public."
Third, the suit accuses the university of violating a state law against "unlawful prohibition of legal activities," for being terminated for "lawful activity off the premises of the employer during nonworking hours."
"It's a form of discrimination pursuant to Colorado law," Schaefer said about the university's alleged inquiries and actions about his client's relationship with her boyfriend.