September 20, 2010

Ignoring directives given by superiors

Ignoring directives given by superiors
Lowery v Office of Court Admin., App. Div., 244 AD2d 192

Patricia Lowery, an employee of the Office of Court Administration, was alleged to have "disregarded express directives" given to her by her supervisor.

Found guilty, Lowery was terminated from her position.

Was termination an excessive penalty to impose on Lowery for being insubordinate? The Appellate Division did not think it was and affirmed the decision of the Chief Administrative Judge to dismiss Lowery.
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