Military mom fired for visiting injured soldier

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 8:32pm

The mother of an injured soldier is speaking out after she says she was fired for taking time off to be with her son.

Claire Lemoine worked as an assistant for Baton Rouge attorney Norma Beedle until late September this year. Lemoine says that's when her 20-year-old son Robert was shot while serving in Afghanistan. She says, she spent two weeks with her son while he recovered in Maryland. And when she came back, she claims her job wasn't waiting for her.

Beedle wasn't at her office when KADN tried to contact her.

Federal law exempts small businesses from having to give unpaid leave in this situation. So apparently, the entire process is legal.

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