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Unformatted text preview: and went to get Blanca [Blaney] and bring Blanca
[Blaney] onto the phone. Blanca [Blaney] came on the call, and her first question she
asked me was what date did I want to leave--did I want to depart.
The situation was emotional then. I was in the room with Mauro [Canova]. I was crying
in the room with Mauro [Canova], and Mauro [Canova] just asked that we all just stop
and take a break and that we regroup on Monday....
*4 (Dkt. # 49-4, Henderson Dep., Ex. 2 at 7:14 -8:7.) LaCroix testified that the only
reason the meeting was continued until Monday was to work out the details surrounding
Henderson's resignation. Henderson counters that she did not resign and that the purpose
of the Monday meeting was to continue to discuss her performance and her future at GE
after she had composed herself. She avers, "When I made this statement [that I no longer
wanted to work in the business], I was referring to the fact that I no longer wanted to
work with Ms. LaCroix and Mr. Shepard. I had no intention of giving up my 15 year
career with General Electric." (Dkt. # 49-3, Henderson Aff., Ex. 1 ¶ 15.) In addition,
Henderson testified, "After the meeting was over, when everyone was off the phone
Mauro [Canova] and I continued to talk. Mauro [Canova] could physically see that I was
upset. Mauro [Canova] told me to take the time to think about it. And that's what I did.
And I left his office and I went back to work." (Dkt. # 49-4, Henderson Dep., Ex. 2 at
At some point following the conference call of December 5, 2002, Blaney informed
Shepard that Henderson had resigned and that her resignation had been accepted.
Henderson, however, returned to work on Friday, December 6, 2002. When Henderson
returned to the office, no one informed her that she was no longer considered an
employee. In addition, Henderson reported for work on Monday, December 9, 2002. She
testified, "On the Monday [December 9, 2002], I spoke with Mauro [Canova] first, and 168 we talked and I told him that I thought about it, and I had decided not to resign and that I
was going to stay with the business." (Dkt. # 49-4, Henderson Dep., Ex. 2 at 23:5-8.)
Thereafter, Canova, Henderson, Blaney, and LaC...
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