Bollinger v. Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.Annotate this Case
Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative hired Plaintiff-Appellant Suzette Bollinger as a cashier and receptionist at its Ashton headquarters in 1988. She was terminated in 2009 despite having satisfactory performance without cause. Plaintiff alleged in her complaint that she signed an employment contract at the time of her hiring, but she failed to produce the contract at trial. In 2009, Fall River adopted an "at-will" employment policy which expressly superseded any prior conflicting policy. Plaintiff ultimately sued Fall River for: (1) breach of express and implied contract, including breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing; (2) retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination in violation of public policy; and (3) negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The district court granted summary judgment to Fall River on all of Plaintiff's claims. The district court also denied her motion for reconsideration, and she timely appealed to the Supreme Court. Finding that Plaintiff's claims were properly dismissed, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court's ruling.