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Wellstar Beats Ex-Worker's Disability Bias Suit At 11th Circ.

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 8:21 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a former WellStar Health System Inc. worker’s claims that she was wrongfully terminated and retaliated against for having disabilities and taking medical leave, finding that her employer’s belief that she flouted company policy was a valid reason to fire her.

The three-judge panel said in its unpublished opinion that WellStar’s belief that Heather Connelly violated a company policy by coming to work under the influence of undisclosed prescription drugs didn’t have to be right in order for it to be a legitimate reason for her termination. Because Connelly failed to show that WellStar’s...

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Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3751 Labor - FMLA

Date Filed

March 26, 2018

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