Prickett v. Circuit Science

Prickett v. Circuit Science, Inc. 518 N.W.2d 602 (Minn. 1994)
This case involved a person who was forced at the last minute to work third shift, but he could not show up to work because he was a single parent and had a four year old child and couldn’t find overnight child care. He was terminated, and filed for unemployment. There was fifty years of precedent indicating that work comes first, family second. I was able to get the court of appeals to distinguish the prior case law, (Prickett v. Circuit Science, Inc. 499 N.W.2d 506 (Minn.App. 1993) and ultimately got the Minnesota Supreme Court to overrule this fifty year old precedent.

Video: Here is a news clip explaining that decision:

Video: I was also featured in the Wall Street Journal and a morning news TV program:

Links
► Prickett v. Circuit Science, Inc. – Supreme Court of Minnesota (No. CX-92-1985)
► Prickett v. Circuit Science, Inc. – Court of Appeals of Minnesota (No. CX-92-1985)

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