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Unformatted text preview: tion posed to her by Shepard. [FN5] Her PowerPoint slides were missing
information and contained incorrect graphs and incomplete templates. Additionally, some
of her pie charts were missing numbers, while others had numbers off the page. LaCroix
considered the presentation to have gone "very poorly." (Dkt. # 44, LaCroix Dep., Ex. 9
at 165:23.) Shepard spoke with Henderson after the presentation to express his
disappointment and to question whether Henderson should continue in her current role.
Shepard also spoke with Blaney, who was not present for the presentation, and told her
that Henderson's performance was "totally unacceptable." (Dkt. # 44, Blaney Dep., Ex.
10 at 122:5.) Shepard indicated that he never wanted to have a meeting like that again
with one of his leaders. 167 Later that day, LaCroix expressed her disappointment with Henderson's presentation by
calling and emailing Henderson. Henderson responded to LaCroix's email, indicating that
she had fallen short on delivering what she had been responsible for and that she was not
proud of her performance. Then, on Thursday, December 5, 2002, a conference call was
set up between Henderson, LaCroix, and Canova to discuss Henderson's performance at
the December 3, 2002 meeting. Henderson and Canova were in Canova's office in
Switzerland, while LaCroix was at GE Digital Energy in Georgia. During the
conversation, LaCroix discussed Henderson's presentation and informed her that she was
being placed on a formal "Performance Improvement Plan." Thereafter, Henderson
became very upset. She provided the following deposition testimony regarding this
the statement was said from Brigitte [LaCroix] that I was going to be put on the
performance plan, and I told both Brigitte [LaCroix] and Mauro [Canova] that I no
longer--if I had to be put on a performance plan, that I no longer wanted to work in the
business, and Brigitte [LaCroix] asked me if I was--was my resignation; was I resigning.
I said I no longer wanted to be in the business. Then she asked again, does that mean you
want to resign, and I said yes.
She immediately left the phone...
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