3rd Circuit: Disruptive nature of teacher’s blog entries rendered her speech unprotected

Nov 17, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

A discharged Pennsylvania high school teacher took a second bite at the legal apple, in hopes of reviving her First Amendment retaliation claims against the Central Bucks County School District.

Prison guard escapes termination for off-duty pot use

Sep 25, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

Where the agency’s words didn’t match its deeds, an arbitrator reduced a federal employee’s firing for off-duty drug use to a less-severe penalty.

Hiding contamination puts heat on bread-dough mixer, gets him fired

Aug 31, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

The grievant’s failure to take to heart the idiom “honesty is the best policy” resulted in his discharge for attempted cover up of a production mistake.

Worker’s poor judgment doesn’t equal ‘disgraceful conduct’

Aug 27, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

Where the main issue was witness credibility, an arbitrator reduced a firing to a 10-day suspension A male employee of Lancaster, Pa.,

Company Buyer Failed to Follow WARN Act; Pays $2.1M for Lack of Employee Termination Notice

Jul 7, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Day v. Celadon Trucking Servs.(E.D.Ark.) Company Buyer Failed to Follow WARN Act; Pays $2.1M for Lack of Employee Termination Notice

‘Good intentions’ save employee from assault-based firing

Jul 2, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

Pulling a driver from his vehicle, subduing him and throwing away his keys doesn’t automatically get you fired if your intentions are “good.”

Dropping the ‘F-Bomb’ on your manager via social media: No problem?

Jun 4, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

Although there is no clear agreement on whether and what types of obscenities cross the invisible line of acceptable workplace speech, there

Bow and arrow + pillow fort = termination

May 20, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

At some point, an employer loses patience with an insubordinate and potentially threatening employee.  In this case, a bow and arrow and

Jury Awards Sum of $4.75 Million to Manager for Malicious/False Criminal Prosecution and Murder Allegation

Jul 16, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Coscia v. El Jamal; Orser (N.Y.Sup.) Jury Awards Sum of $4.75 Million to Manager for Malicious/False Criminal Prosecution and Murder Allegation