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calendar   Friday - February 04, 2011

been a few months since I had a man under me. whoops. ur fired.

Don’t know how much I’ll get in tonight postwise, but couldn’t let this one get away.

On the one hand it is quite funny and the lady exhibited a quick sense of humor.

The downside is ... some humorless pc idiot had her fired.

Upside .. an appeal court found in her favor so someone has a partial functioning brain.

Downside ... Well, it isn’t all over and this all started in 2006.

The really sad part of it all is, some years ago people would have realized that humor of this sort in very stressful situations is usually automatic and beneficial.
Who could possibly find fault with her comment, except for some uptight, pc self hating inadequate fool?  “Gross misconduct?” Jeesh. Some ppl.

Take a look.


Health worker sacked for making cheeky joke as she straddled naked patient was unfairly dismissed

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 12:14 PM on 4th February 2011

A nurse who cracked a saucy joke as she helped to restrain a patient having an epileptic fit was unfairly fired, the Appeal Court has ruled.

Laura Bowater, 34, quipped: ‘It’s been a few months since I have been in this position with a man underneath me’ as she straddled his naked body while doctors tried to give him an injection.

The trousers of the ‘extremely strong’ 31-year-old patient had been removed so doctors could inject his buttock and Ms Bowater sat on his ankles to control his flailing legs.

But the patient spun on to his back, exposing himself and kicking her forward so that she ended up astride him.

The senior staff nurse’s remark would have been considered ‘merely humorous’ by many people and did not warrant losing her job, the judges found.

Ms Bowater was on her way home from a 12-hour shift in the accident and emergency department at London’s Central Middlesex Hospital in July 2006 when she stopped to help staff.

A complaint was made six weeks later even though no-one suggested the unconscious patient could have heard what Ms Bowater said.

She was fired from her £25,000-a-year post for gross misconduct over the quip despite four years’ unblemished service.

A panel at Watford Employment Tribunal upheld her unfair dismissal claim but North West London Hospitals NHS Trust successfully challenged it at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Appeal Court judge Lord Justice Burnton has now overturned that decision but ruled that the nurse ‘contributed’ 25 per cent to her own dismissal.

The case will return to the original employment tribunal for Ms Bowater’s unfair dismissal payment to be decided.

Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire Nadine Dorries, a former nurse, had slammed the sacking, saying: ‘This is insane. Why has she lost her job? 

‘She made a joke as her way of having to deal with a stressful situation.

‘She perhaps could have been given some kind of warning. There are ways of dealing with it and sacking her was not the correct way.

‘It’s difficult enough trying to recruit and retain nurses at the moment.’

Ms Bowater refused to comment on the case.

SOURCE

How did the judge arrive at 25% her own fault?  Why not 50? Or 5?

Or none!

Lesson learned?  Keep your mouths shut, say nothing to anyone about anything. Voice no opinions, tell no jokes and utter no quips.
The goal?
A nice silent society.


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