Headnote of the Day: Tuesday, August 04, 2009

August 4, 2009

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Employer can fire employee for any reason as long as reason is non-discriminatory, under Title VII, even if termination is based on reasons that are unbecoming or small-minded, such as back-scratching, log-rolling, horse-trading, institutional politics, envy, nepotism, spite, or personal hostility.
Tappe v. Alliance Capital Management L.P., 177 F.Supp.2d 176 (2001)08-04-09_cartoon