Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Employment Law: News of the Weird

It is the week before school starts. The Courts are not writing opinions; Maryland Employment Law is not developing (this week). So I give you this:

People With Issues

In July, Cory Neddermeyer, 42, was turned down for unemployment benefits in Iowa, after a judge ruled that he was fired for cause. His employer, the Amaizing Energy ethanol plant, suffered a massive spill that created a pond of fuel alcohol, and Neddermeyer (a recovering alcoholic), after resisting as long as he could, gave in and started drinking from the pool (causing him to pass out and later register an 0.72 blood-alcohol reading). [Des Moines Register, 7-9-06]

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