Cases & Deals

Verizon North wins summary judgment in case alleging breach of collective bargaining agreement, wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge

Client(s) Verizon Communications, Inc.

Jones Day obtained summary judgment on all counts for Verizon North, Inc. in a case in which the plaintiff alleged that Verizon breached the relevant collective bargaining agreement in violation of Section 301 of the LMRA by refusing to allow him to return to his prior position after a medical leave of absence and terminating his employment after he declined an open position consistent with his medical restrictions. Plaintiff also alleged common law claims of wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge based on the same alleged conduct.

Smith v. Verizon North, Inc., Case No. 3:07-CV-03069, U.S.D.C. (C.D. Ill.)