A recent case issued by the Tenth Circuit (which covers Colorado) provides a good reminder about the importance of good documentation, and following your employment policies. In Peterson v. Exide Technologies, the Tenth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Exide Technologies, dismissing Peterson's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and wrongful discharge claims as a matter of law. Peterson was involved in a forklift accident, in which he was injured. After the accident, he was placed on FMLA leave for 10 days. After investigating the accident, the employer determined that Peterson had violated its safety policies. Therefore, Exide terminated Peterson four days after the accident, while Peterson was on FMLA leave.