A company terminated an employee and sent him notification of his COBRA rights via certified mail with return receipt requested. The former employee was out of the house on two occasions when the postal service attempted to deliver the letter. It left a note that he could pick it up at the post office. However, when he went to the post office, the letter could not be found. The letter was later found and sent back to the employer marked “undelivered.” The employer made no further attempt to contact the former employee. The employee incurred medical expenses for which he wanted continuation coverage. The employer denied continuation coverage because he did not elect it within the required 60 days. The former employee sued. What is the issue in this case? What should the court decide, and why? (Use the Internet to look up more information about this case to help you write your answer.) (Degruise v. Sprint Corp., 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 1116).
Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You must use at least your textbook to complete this assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style