HLD, v. 32, n. 5 (May 2004)
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review Of Federal Circuit's Ruling Upholding
30-Day Suspension Of Nurse
The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the Federal Circuit's ruling
upholding the Merit Systems Protection Board's decision affirming the Indian
Health Service's thirty-day suspension of a nurse for rude behavior to co-workers,
and did not err in considering hearsay statement of co-worker and nurse's previous
work history of inappropriate behavior in calculating penalty. The Federal Circuit's
decision is published at 73 Fed. Appx. 445.
Chase v. Dep't of Health and Human Servs., cert. denied,
No. 03-1126, 72 U.S.L.W. 3564 (U.S. Mar. 8, 2004).