Tag: termination


COBRA: Gross Misconduct Determinations Aren’t Always a Piece of Cake

A recent court opinion from the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—highlights the perils of not offering Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage to a former employee on the basis that the employee was terminated due to gross misconduct.


Mississippi Employer’s Inconsistent Discipline Warrants Jury Trial on ADA, ADEA Claims

The federal trial court in Aberdeen recently declined to dismiss an employee’s wrongful termination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court found the employer’s distinction between the conduct of the terminated employee and similar misconduct by a younger nondisabled employee who wasn’t terminated raised […]


People Notice When You’re Gone: Absent Employee’s Work Scrutinized

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently overturned a jury verdict in favor of an employee who claimed she was retaliated against for exercising her right to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The court found that the employer had flawed but still […]


Univision Radio Host Sings the Blues Over Adverse Disability Ruling

Can an employee’s frequent tardiness be used to establish that she has a disability because she is limited in the major life activity of working? Does an employee have to request leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) before she has the right to take job-protected leave under the CFRA? A California Court of Appeal answered those questions in a recent case brought by a radio host.


Circuit Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Violating Sick Leave Policy

by Brittany E. Medio, Saul Ewing LLP The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s gender discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employer. The court found the employee was terminated not for engaging in protected activity but for violating the […]