A Medical Leave Turns Into Early Retirement

In an effort to find “transparency and integrity in government”, Carroll Ann Kelly, former director of the Huntington (NY) Library has brought to light her suit against her employers for discharging her after seventeen years of employment.

The dispute began last fall when Kelly’s doctor provided her with a note instructing her to take medical leave because of a chronic and recurrent condition, which Kelly and her attorney declined to disclose. She also provided a note that said her return date would be January 2008. The board required that she submit an “Authorization for Release of Health Information” form, which she declined to do, pointing to a library policy of only requiring a written note from a medical provider for sick leave. More from Long Island’s Newsday.