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Yes, A ‘Cantankerous Jerk' Can Be Fired


Myra Creighton was quoted on HR Executive Online on September 29, 2014. The article “Yes, A ‘Cantankerous Jerk’ Can Be Fired” examined whether or not a person can be lawfully terminated just for being a hard-core grump. The answer is yes, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in the case of Matthew Weaving v. City of Hillsboro.

Myra Cregiton was quoted on her perspective of the case.

In this latest case, employers have good reason to breathe a sigh of relief, said Myra. The case, she said, “upholds the principle that employers can enforce their employee-conduct standards governing personal interaction without worrying that the employee will blame his or her bad behavior on his or her disability.”

To read the full article, please visit HR Executive Online.


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