Joined: April 2007
As a supervisor you simply can't "document everything."
Document all faults, disagreements, negative comments by customers? How about successes, agreements, positive comments by customers?
Can you imagine doing that for 20 people in your section?
Nope. The bottom line was that Coppedge was a crank such that 80% (according to court documents) of his client base didn't want him near their stuff. One director even went so far as to hire a sys admin just to keep Coppedge out of their business.
I think it's close to universal that a company doesn't have to "justify" firing an employee. There is "firing for cause" which usually involves violence, drugs, absenteeism, etc but when it comes to a layoff, you're either in or you're out.
Coppedge didn't keep up his skills and made himself obsolete.
I think the real story is how the Disco Tute most likely engineered both suits, provided Coppedge with legal counsel and who knows what promises. Maybe 79 virgin Casey Luskin's. Hey, you never know!