No. 09-1775.

632 F.3d 404 (2011)

Robert RIGHI, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SMC CORPORATION of America, a corporation, and Louis King, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 14, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John A. Slevin (argued), Attorney, Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin, Peoria, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

David L. Swider (argued), Attorney, Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before FLAUM, WOOD, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

SYKES, Circuit Judge.

Robert Righi was employed as a sales representative for SMC Corporation in the company's Aurora, Illinois office. While at a mandatory training seminar in Indianapolis, he learned that his elderly mother was experiencing a medical emergency. He left the seminar and returned to Illinois to assess his mother's situation. The next day, he e-mailed his supervisor to explain that he needed "the next couple days off" to make arrangements for his mother...

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