Business Law Alert:  “Can you say, ‘appearance of impropriety’?  On a regular basis, I get calls from companies that apparently found it essential to terminate an employee that had just announced she was pregnant, or one who had just requested a leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, or another who just filed a Workers Compensation claim, etc.  In all cases, the employers swore to me that the termination had nothing to do with the pregnancy, FMLA request or Workers Comp claim, and I’m convinced that they were sincere.  You see, unscrupulous employees who know how to work the system will take actions to create the appearance of a wrongful termination when they know the ax is about to fall.