BA638_Assignment 7.1

BA638_Assignment 7.1 - BA 638 Assignment 7.1 (Chapter 13,...

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BA 638 Assignment 7.1 (Chapter 13, Question 3) Background Question (from text): A flight attendant got into an altercation with another employee while performing between-flight duties on a plane. The flight attendant threw an apple at the other employee, who then threw it back. The flight attendant used a racial epithet to refer to the other employee, who was African American. The two ended up tussling on the floor of the aircraft, with choke holds being applied. The fight was eventually broken up by two first-class passengers boarding the plane. Both employees were fired. The airline failed to notify the flight attendant of her right to continuation of health coverage, and she sued. What should the court decide? Why? (Nakisa v. Continental Airlines, 2001, U.S. Dist LEXIS 8952). What should the court decide? The major legal guidance for this question can be found in the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (Walsh, 2010, p. 422). In short, without searching for additional case information or making critical assumptions, it appears that the employer is at fault. Therefore, based only on the information provided, the court should require provision of continuing health benefits coverage for a period of 18 months from the date of judgment. Additionally, the court should require financial penalties including a fine of up to $110 per day for denial of continued coverage, plus any actual medical costs and
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course MBA BA638 taught by Professor Johnpatterson during the Fall '11 term at Bellevue.

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BA638_Assignment 7.1 - BA 638 Assignment 7.1 (Chapter 13,...

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