janitors employed by the state or city
dog catcher/animal control officer
receptionist/secretaries working for the city or state
other tax payer funded employees
All tax payer funded employees should be allowed to go through "trial de nova"
No tax payer funded employees should be allowed to go through "trial de nova"
We always found it quite easy to get away with. The keys are control of information and lying about the reason for termination--sometimes also the date. Of the 20-some-odd people I've fired for religion, race, political affiliation, or major illness, IIRC 4 sued, zero ever went to court or got a settlement of any kind. In fact, we never lost a suit; given that I was one of five guys brought to bear on delicate terminations, my guess would be that we had somewhere around 80-100 such instances over the decade I was in that line. I left because I found myself no longer in agreement with the ethics of my employer.Originally Posted by turtledude
You need to have a new trial to show those involved in the first trial that public employees cannot be fired.