Billie J. Rodman - Unit 5 Assignment

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Unit 5- Assignment.doc Case #1: Billie J. Rodman v. New Mexico Employment Security Department and Presbyterian Hospital 764 P.2d 1316 (N.M. 1988) Fact: Appellant had been employed by Presbyterian Hospital as a unit secretary for nearly eight years when, on February 17, 1987, she was terminated under hospital personnel policies following a “third corrective action” notice. Prior restrictions had been placed on appellant’s conduct due to personal problems adversely impacting upon her place of work. Appellant was reprimanded in June of 1986 for receiving an inordinate number of personal telephone calls and visitors at her work station, which was disruptive to her own work and to her co-worker. The formal reprimand set forth conditions to prevent further corrective action. Appellant was to have no personal telephone calls during work hours outside of a designated break or dinner time, in which they were to occur in an area not visible to patients, physicians, or other department staff. When leaving the department for dinner, appellant was to report to her immediate supervisor and was not to leave the hospital. Appellant was to make every effort to resolve the matters in her personal life that were causing problems at work. Nevertheless, according to the testimony of her supervisor, extremely disruptive telephone calls continued. The doctors were beginning to comment on it. The staff was getting more distressed. According to her supervisor, “again they talked about visits, and the behavior at the desk. When it got pretty bad with the phone calls, appellant would slam charts, push chairs and be a little abrupt with the people she worked with.” Another written reprimand in November of 1986 warned appellant that her job was in jeopardy if the disruptive behavior continued. The supervisor established restrictions prohibiting the appellant from having visitor at the

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