Nathaniel Glasser Quoted in “Insubordinate Employees May Deserve a Second Chance”

Nathaniel M. Glasser, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by, in “Insubordinate Employees May Deserve a Second Chance,” by Allen Smith.

Following is an excerpt:

Nathaniel Glasser, an attorney with Epstein, Becker & Green in Washington, D.C., said that openly berating a supervisor or responding violently to a direct order may give rise to immediate termination. But “where the insubordination is simply an ill-advised expression of an unbending difference of opinion, a second chance may be warranted.”

Different Types of Insubordination

Employers must show three things to prove insubordination when a worker refuses to follow an order, Glasser said:

    • A supervisor made a direct request or order.
    • The employee received and understood the request.
    • The employee refused to comply with the request through action or noncompliance.