Employment Partner Allison Goico Discusses GSK's Decision to Fire Employee After Viral Airplane Rant

September 7, 2022Quotes & Mentions

A viral recording of a GSK employee's homophobic rant aboard a flight last month cost the unruly passenger his job with the British pharmaceutical company. "Incidents like this — in which a worker's inappropriate behavior outside the office makes its way to their employer's attention — are on the rise," Law 360's Anne Cullen reports. "And experts said employers would be wise to take notes on the situation and GSK's swift response." An excerpt of Dinsmore's Allison Goico's comments are below.

"There are some lessons here, because unfortunately, we're going to continue to see stuff like this," said Dinsmore & Shohl LLP partner Allison L. Goico, who represents employers. "The reality is that the workplace doesn't have parameters anymore."