The litigation was contentious. I along with co-counsel Joe Albrechta and John Coble and paralegal Kristy Witte are proud to have obtained justice for our client. The jury’s decision is of great significance to all Ohio employees. The jury vindicated an employee’s right to take emergency medical leave without suffering termination.
Our client is an accomplished nurse. She was an exceptional employee by the company's own standards, until forced to take emergency bed rest to protect her pregnancy. From her sickbed, our client continued to provide assistance to subordinate employees who were trying to get along without her – answering calls on her company cellphone from third-shift nurses into the early hours of morning – until the company's CEO called her sickbed to fire her on trumped-up allegations of poor performance.
Rather than accepting the company’s unlawful conduct, our client retained employment lawyers to fight for her rights. No employee should ever suffer termination for having to take medical leave due to illness. And any employee who is terminated under similar circumstances should contact an employment lawyer.
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