Who would have thought that a fight over food in the office refrigerator could lead to an employee’s removal. That’s what happened with an Army Security Guard.
A Vietnam veteran takes on the Army to try to win a Purple Heart stemming from his combat service. See how he fared.
What happens in a federal employee’s bedroom can haunt him or her in the office.
An Army officer was fired after storing weapons in an abandoned vehicle. He charged that the penalty was too severe and went to federal court to prove his case.
An appeals court has rejected the argument of a JAG attorney that it should invalidate disciplinary actions taken against him for his “shenanigans” in getting out early with a medical discharge.
“We are at a loss to understand how an employee could be said to engage in misconduct by submitting an overtime claim based on an estimate so long as the estimate was reasonable.”
When this Army facility conducted random drug tests, it apparently never had a positive result. When one showed up, there was some confusion and, eventually, the employee was fired. The MSPB upheld the removal but the Federal Circuit sent the case back to the Board noting that “all relevant email related to (this) case is beyond question.”