Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Will ADA or FMLA Keep You From Firing a Violent Employee?

Maybe Steven Anders was just having a bad week, or perhaps, as he claimed, he suffered from a panic disorder. Whatever the reason, the Waste Management driver blew a gasket on November 12, 2002, when, after receiving a route assignment that wasn't to his liking, he walked off the job, claiming he was ill and wanted to go home.

Rather than heading home, however, Anders drove 30 miles to confront his superiors at the company's regional office. There, he attempted to attack a manager in front of several other employees.

Read the rest of the article from the Illinois Employment Law Letter here.

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