Dismissal recommend after employee is found guilty of off-duty misconduct that violated employer’s rules
OATH Administrative Law Judge Alessandra Zorgniotti recommended that Sheron Dixon, a New York City probation officer charged and found guilty of being arrested in violation of Department rules, using profanity towards police officers, resisting arrest, spitting upon a police officer, and failing to notify the Department of her arrest and conviction of disorderly conduct, be terminated.
Although the incident occurred while the probation officer was off-duty, Judge Zorgniotti found that Dixon was subject to disciplinary action because there was a nexus between the misconduct and her official duties.
Further, the ALJ found that the Department had proved that Dixon had been AWOL from her position.
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