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Ch1 PP4 Managing Business Conflicts (Ferrett) (1.28.08)

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Ch1. Why We Have Law Ch1. Why We Have Law PP4. Management of Business Conflicts PP4. Management of Business Conflicts
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Legal Reading Legal Reading Case: Ferrett v. General Motors Case: Ferrett v. General Motors Court: Court:   Michigan Supreme Court   Michigan Supreme Court Lesson: Lesson:  One reason we have law is to   One reason we have law is to  manage business conflicts manage business conflicts VS
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Facts Leading to the Case Facts Leading to the Case Ferrett was a test driver for General Motors (GM) from November, 1973 until the termination of his employment in August, 1986
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Facts Leading to the Case Facts Leading to the Case Although otherwise a good employee, Ferrett's 13 years with GM included problems with absenteeism
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Facts Leading to the Case Facts Leading to the Case From early 1983 until the termination of his employment, he was made aware that unless he maintained consistently good attendance, his position with GM would be in jeopardy
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GM’s Employment Handbook GM’s Employment Handbook The handbook advised workers that Their performance would be assessed at least twice annually by their supervisor
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GM’s Employment Handbook GM’s Employment Handbook The assessment program consisted of 4 main parts: Performance planning, Informal discussions, Written appraisal, and Appraisal interview Performance Improvement Plans (PIP), though not specifically discussed in the handbook, were a part of the appraisal and evaluation program
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The employee handbook also contained the following statements: As a regular employee, your employment is on a calendar month-to-month basis The policies and procedures in the booklet do not constitute a legal contract, and do not modify the month-to-month employment relationship
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Ferrett’s Attendance Problems Ferrett’s Attendance Problems Beginning in 1983, Ferrett received a number of oral and written warnings from his supervisor that his deteriorating attendance was becoming a significant problem Ferrett, you’re in trouble!
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Ferrett’s Attendance Problems Ferrett’s Attendance Problems
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