Reporter Fired for Checking Email?
Posted: 4/4/2014  |  By: Camilla Mortensen | Eugene Weekly
Almost 13 years after starting at Eugene’s local daily paper,The Register-Guard, reporter Serena Markstrom Nugent was fired while on pregnancy disability leave from the paper where she had worked since college. Another employee cleaned out Markstrom Nugent’s desk for her, and she was told she could pick up her belongings in the reception area.