Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Dentist and The Hygienist

Employment attorney Michael P. Maslanka on one of the stranger cases to come down the pike. An excerpt:

There is more, but the reader gets the idea. They texted one another lot. The court noted the plaintiff “considered Dr. Knight to be a friend and father figure, and she denies that she ever flirted with him or sought an intimate or sexual relationship with him.” When the dentist and his kids went to Colorado for a vacation, his wife, who was also an employee of the dental practice, discovered the texting. (Note for lawyers propounding discovery requests: It is texting now, no longer email, that ensnares.) Jeanne Knight told her husband upon his return that the hygienist was a threat to their marriage and had to be fired. They sought religious counsel from their senior pastor, who agreed that was the right thing to do.

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