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FMLA leave is without pay according to the federal statute, so FMLA doesn't require that she be paid for that time, unless she requested to use any accrued vacation that she had to cover some of the FMLA time.
As for the termination, I'm not sure I understand what happened. If she used all of her FMLA and didn't return to work, she could be terminated for missing time unprotected. If she was trying to return though before her FMLA ran out, and the employer didn't schedule her and fired her for showing up anyway, she should file a complaint with the Department of Labor in your state. That is the entity that enforces FMLA law.
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