Wrongful termination action by Michigan "at will" employee is dismissed
Suzanne Mistalksi sued L & L Associates, Inc., doing business as the Hilton Convaslescent Home. Mistalski believed that she had a contract right to return to her former position as an "Activity Coordinator" at the conclusion of her medical leave, based on the verbal representation that she "should not worry and still had her job." When the Defendant refused to reinstate her to her former job, Mistalski refused to report for a lesser job and was fired.
The lower court dismissed Mistalksi's complaint and the Appellate Court affirmed.; It held that if Mistalksi could be fired "at will," no representations about a particular position were binding on the employer.