EMPLOYEE RESIGNS FROM COMPANY WHILE UNDER INVESTIGATION
An Amtrak secretary based in Chicago, Illinois, resigned from the company on November 10, 2020, while under investigation for engaging in outside employment while taking Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and while on a Medical Leave of Absence. Our investigation found that the former employee violated company policy by working as a personal assistant as part of a program funded through the Illinois Department of Human Services while also working for Amtrak. She conducted her job as a personal assistant during times that she was taking FMLA leave, a medical leave of absence, or sick leave. We also found that the former employee falsified a Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) application for sickness benefits by stating she had no income while she was receiving RRB benefits, when in fact she did have income from the State of Illinois.