Haddle v. Garrison
United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Unpublished Opinion. Docket No. 96-00029-CV-1 (S.D. Ga. 1996)
Haddle (plaintiff) was an at-will employee of Healthmaster Home Health Care. He sued his former employer and Garrison (defendant), an officer of Healthmaster, alleging he was wrongfully terminated to discourage his participation as a witness in a criminal trial. The defendants moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. The court held that the statute under which he sought relief, 42 U.S.C. § 1985(2), precluded relief for an at-will employee, and granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss. Haddle appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Alaimo, J.)