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January 26, 2011
Petitioner has the burden of proving that his or her probationary termination was made in bad faith
Negron v Jackson, 273 AD2d 241
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles terminated Pedro Negron during his probationary period. Negro objected but his appeal was rejected by the Appellate Division, Second Department.
The court pointed out that A probationary employee may be terminated without a hearing and without a statement of reasons in the absence of a showing that the termination was for a constitutionally impermissible purpose, made in bad faith, or in violation of statutory or decisional law, citing Iannuzzi v Town of Brookhaven, 258 AD2d 651.
Further, the discharged employee has the burden of demonstrating bad faith by competent evidence, not speculation. This, apparently, was the defect in Negron’s appeal. The court said that his petition failed to allege facts that supported his conclusory claim of discrimination or to otherwise demonstrate bad faith. Ruling that this constituted a fatal defect, the court said that his petition was properly dismissed by the lower court.
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