Reinstatement of employee no longer feasible due to deep antagonism

There being no dismissal nor abandonment to speak of, the status quo between petitioner and private respondents should be maintained as a matter of course. But as found by the Labor Arbiter, the reinstatement of petitioner is no longer feasible due to a deep antagonism between her and private respondents. Thus, in lieu of reinstatement, petitioner was correctly awarded separation pay equivalent to one (1) month pay for every year of service plus thirteenth (13th) month pay which is based on the original offer of private respondents. [G.R. No. 120038. December 23, 1996]