Judgment arising out of retaliatory firing under workers compensation act is upheld
Patrick Shelson injured a hand at work, and his doctor did not release him to return to work as quickly as his employer demanded. When the employer threatened Shelson with "consequences" if he didn't return to work early, Shelson told co-workers he'd sue if the boss followed through on his threat. The boss then fired Shelson for threatening suit. Shelson obtained a judgment against his employer, Schmidt Industries, Inc., which was upheld in the Court of Appeals. One of the boss's complaints was that his earlier admission of a willingness to commit perjury was admitted into evidence. Sounds like this guy did Shelson a favor by easing him out of his employment with such a jerk.