When an employee is discharged shortly after returning from
Recent case: Pamela Ningard took all her available leave. Shortly after returning to work, she was assigned to help a customer conduct an on-site inventory. On that job, she allegedly lied to one of the customer’s employees about her company’s business practices. When Ningard’s employer found out about the incident, it fired her.
She sued, alleging .
But the court said the company had a legitimate reason to fire her: It believed she was spreading disruptive lies. (Ningard v. Shin Etsu, No. 25424, Court of Appeals of Ohio, 2009)
- Pregnant employee? Make every effort to accommodate temporary restrictions
- Contesting unemployment? Prove misconduct was willful
- Take responsibility for preventing harassment, discrimination
- Can we terminate an employee who has been discussing how much he gets paid?
- Have a sick leave bank? Make it accessible to all who qualify