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August 25, 2010

ALJ recommends that employer permit employee to retire rather than suffer dismissal in consideration of his 29-year unblemished service record

ALJ recommends that employer permit employee to retire rather than suffer dismissal in consideration of his 29-year unblemished service record
NYC Fire Department v Gill, OATH Index #1871/10

Although the New York City Fire Department sought the termination of Harold Gill’s employment as a firefighter after he tested positive for cocaine in a random drug test, OATH Administrative Law Judge Faye Lewis recommended that the termination be stayed to permit Gill to retire in light of his unblemished 29-year record of service with the Department.

ALJ Fay also recommended that the Gill pay a substantial fine.

The text of the decision is posted on the Internet at:
http://archive.citylaw.org/oath/10_Cases/10-1871.pdf

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