Firing Employee Who Made Threats: Opposition Isn’t Always Protected
HR Daily Advisor
MARCH 15, 2018
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently found that an employee who made violent threats on Facebook couldn’t sue her former employer for retaliation after she was terminated. The court’s decision is important because it allows employers to make termination decisions when a protected complaint is pending. A black female employee had 5 years’ tenure with her employer when she began having serious attendance problems.