Thursday, April 6, 2006
Suits in the Workplace has a post about a women who celebrated when her supervisor had a stroke after a routine hernia operation and then subsequently died. Apparently, a la Pat Robertson, the employee felt this was God's wrath against the stricken supervsior.
Here's what the employee had to say (in her incoherent manner):
Praise the Lord Gussey God is good all the time. And he is in the delivering business. My supervisor has been a thorn in my side from day one but God gave Paul a revelation that he wished that they were cut off that trouble you and sad to say but God gave her time after time to repent but she was wicked as two left shoes. She constantly mistreated and today's she's in the judgment.
When as a result of her celebratory attitude and statements she was fired for inappropriate conduct by her employer, she sued the company under Title VII for race and religious discrimination.
To its credit, the court granted summary judgment to the employer, finding that the employee was fired for celebrating the death of her former supervisor, and not because of her race or her religious beliefs.
The case is West v. Shands Hospital & Clinics, Inc., No. 1:02-cv-00087 (N.D. Fla. March 23, 2006) (Westlaw subscription required).
I have my own thoughts about who is wicked in this whole scenario.