Patience pays off: Employer put up with performance, attendance issues long enough

For 11 years, Yvonne Hernandez took an average of 457 hours of protected leave per year from her job at AT&T. In the years when she wasn't eligible for protected leave, AT&T granted her unpaid leave. In addition to her attendance issues, she was frequently tardy and became a poor performer. AT&T warned her several times that she would be suspended if her attendance and performance didn't improve. Nevertheless, she continued to perform poorly and have attendance issues, and she was given a dismissal warning. Read More...