Judge affirms the Dekalb County Board of Health’s decision to terminate a nurse for insubordination and violation of attendance rules.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1125875 , Decision Date: 2012-11-26 
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Petitioner appealed the Dekalb County Board of Health’s decision to terminate her from her position as Public Health Nurse. Respondent terminated Petitioner due to insubordination, lack of professionalism, inefficiency in performing assigned duties, and violation of attendance rules. Respondent presented witnesses and documents proving that Petitioner failed to follow instructions from the facility’s doctors and supervisors, argued with her peers, and had excessive unexcused absences. Petitioner failed to rebut Respondent’s evidence. Thus, Respondent’s decision to terminate Petitioner was AFFIRMED.