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NJ Hospital Ducks Suit From Ex-Worker Who Slept On Job

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A former hospital employee who was fired for sleeping on the job has fallen short in an attempt to revive her whistleblower suit against the facility after a New Jersey state appeals court said Thursday that the medical center had stated a legitimate reason for her termination.

A three-judge appellate panel affirmed trial court rulings knocking down Mara Oliva's complaint against St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and two supervisors, saying she failed to connect her purported whistleblowing activity to her dismissal and that the hospital "articulated a legitimate nondiscriminatory reason" for firing her.

"In that regard, St. Joseph's presented evidence that...

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