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Henderson stated that she wanted to rescind her resignation, but LaCroix and Blaney
refused, explaining that they had already accepted her resignation. According to LaCroix,
she did not allow Henderson to rescind her resignation both "because of her performance"
and because she had "lost confidence in her [Henderson's] ability to perform in that
position." (Dkt. # 44, LaCroix Dep., Ex. 9 at 197:16-17.) Blaney agreed. She testified that
"it is not in the best interest of the corporation to maintain leaders who cannot make
decisions," and that GE "can't afford to have those leaders making decisions who are
going to change their minds." (Dkt. # 44, Blaney Dep., Ex. 10 at 146-47:22-3.) According
to both Blaney and LaCroix, Henderson would not have been terminated if she had not
resigned. The parties do not dispute that Shepard approved Blaney and LaCroix's
decision not to allow Henderson to rescind her resignation. (Dkt. # 49-2, ¶ 40.)
After the December 9, 2002 conference call, Henderson refused to submit an official
letter of resignation. She returned to work on December 10, 2002, and December 11,
2002. On Wednesday, December 11, 2002, Canova told Henderson to leave the building
and to wait for further instruction from the company. Thereafter, Shepard, Canova, and
LaCroix sent a termination letter to Henderson dated December 16, 2002. The letter
*5 This is to confirm our meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2002 in which you
announced to us your resignation from GE Digital Energy SA and our subsequent
discussions. At that meeting, you voluntarily resigned, as we understood you did not want
to continue in your role. We agreed to accept your resignation and begin your transition.
Given your emotional state we all agreed to give you time to collect yourself and we
would follow up on the transition plan on Monday December 9, 2002.
We were surprised, therefore, when you came back into the o...
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