Macon v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 12-3080 (10th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
United Parcel Service (UPS) fired Jeff Macon for dishonesty. He claimed that reason was a pretext; he was actually fired in violation of his rights under the Kansas worker’s compensation statute. The district court concluded the uncontested facts showed UPS to have honestly believed Macon was dishonest and discharged him in good faith. Accordingly, it granted UPS' motion for summary judgment. Irrespective of his complaints about pretext and disparate treatment by supervisors, a regional independent union/management grievance panel for UPS conducted an investigation and decided discharge for dishonesty was appropriate. Based upon that independent and informed decision, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment.