I wanted to direct our readers to a recent post from Brian Hall РEditor of our sister blog РEmployer Law Report Рregarding a recent Sixth Circuit decision in Farhner v. United Transportation Union Discipline Income Protection Plan.  As Brian states:

… a well-drafted ERISA income protection or severance pay plan should enable the plan administrator to rely on the employer’s stated reason for termination of an employee, rather than conducting an independent review of the facts regarding the termination.

Click here to read Brian’s complete post.