DE LUCA v. TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
834 F.Supp.2d 282 (2011)
Teresa DE LUCA
TRUSTEES OF the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Civil Action No. 10-5919.
United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania.
November 30, 2011.
DALZELL, District Judge.
Teresa De Luca ("De Luca") brings this suit against her former employer, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania ("Penn" or "the University"), alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. ("FMLA"). De Luca specifically alleges that Penn interfered with her rights under the FMLA and retaliated against her for availing herself of her FMLA-protected rights.
Penn has filed a motion for summary judgment, to which De Luca has responded and as to which Penn filed a reply. For the reasons set forth below, we will grant the University's motion for summary judgment.
I. Factual Background
Under Fed.R.Civ.P. 56(a), "[t]he court shall grant summary judgment if the movant shows that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law," where "[a] party asserting that there is a genuine dispute as to a material fact must support that assertion with specific citations to the record." Bello v. Romeo, 424 Fed.Appx. 130, 133 (3d Cir.2011).
We will thus begin by reciting the undisputed facts in this matter and then consider the disputed facts that the parties have supported with specific citations to the record. In so doing, we will keep in mind that "[h]earsay statements that would be inadmissible at trial may not be considered for purposes of summary judgment," Smith v. City of Allentown, 589 F.3d 684, 693 (3d Cir.2009), and that we should not credit statements in affidavits that "amount to (i) legal argument, (ii) subjective views without any factual foundation, or (iii) unsupported assertions made in the absence of personal knowledge." Reynolds v. Dep't of Army, 439 Fed.Appx. 150, 152-53 (3d Cir.2011).