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ARGUED NOVEMBER 9, 2009

Before EVANS and SYKES, Circuit Judges, and DER-YEGHIAYAN, District Judge.*fn1

Letecia Brown, an assembly-line worker at a Ford Motor Company plant in Indianapolis, was terminated for being absent from work without properly following Ford’s leave policies and procedures. She filed suit for sex discrimination and retalia-tory termination under Title VII and interference with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. The district court dismissed her sex-discrimination claim, and Brown voluntarily dismissed her retaliation claim, leaving only the FMLA claim before the district court. The court initially denied Ford’s motion for summary judgment on this remaining claim, but Ford moved for reconsideration, noting a factual misunderstanding in the court’s summary-judgment decision. The court agreed and reversed itself, entering summary judgment dismissing Brown’s FMLA claim. Brown appealed.

 
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