Employers are often confused about how much
The bottom line is that if you treat everyone equally, you can set high attendance expectations—and fire those who don’t meet them.
Recent case: Naomi Springer began work for McLane Company on a 90-day probationary basis. She was told that probationary employees could miss work only twice. Springer, who was pregnant, missed three days and was fired.
She sued, alleging .
But she couldn’t point to any other probationary employees who had been treated more favorably. She lost her case. (Springer v. McLane Company, No. 09-1439, DC MN, 2010)
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