Posts Tagged ‘retaliation’

Retaliation 101

A recent opinion from the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals involving Tulsa’s American Airlines facility serves as a reminder of the kind of evidence required to establish retaliation. Worker sues after failing competency test and losing position In Pittman v. American Airlines, Inc., employee Anna Pittman filed suit after being rejected for a hazardous…

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Retaliation claims can sink an employer

Retaliation claims of any variety are potentially explosive for employers. Nothing angers jurors, courts or governmental agencies like an employee’s accusation they were fired in retaliation for exercising their rights or “doing the right thing.” Ultimately, a jury, court or agency must decide: “What was the employer’s true reason for firing the employee?” A case…

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Not following instructions will still get you fired, even when you engage in protected activity

In Meyers v. Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld judgment for the employer even though the plaintiff had engaged in legally protected activity because she disregarded her supervisor’s instructions. The facts Donna Meyers was the adult education coordinator for the EMT program at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center. The school…

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McAfee & Taft publishes video series from EmployerLINC2014 seminar

McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2014. More than 1,000 business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers signed up to attend, resulting in a capacity crowd at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on…

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