Friday, June 12, 2015

Filing disciplinary charges against an individual is a condition precedent for a demand to an administrative disciplinary hearing

Filing disciplinary charges against an individual is a condition precedent to a demand for an administrative disciplinary hearing
2015 NY Slip Op 00587, Appellate Division, Third Department

Following an investigation, New York State’s Division of Human Rights [SDHR] issued a determination of no probable cause to believe that the employer, a school district [District] had engaged in unlawful discriminatory practices with respect to the compliant filed with it by a former District employee [Complainant]. Complainant challenged SDHR’s determination.

Supreme Court dismissed Complainant’s Article 78 petition; the Appellate Division sustained the Supreme Court’s ruling.

One of the issues considered by the Appellate Division was Complainant’s argument concerning her request for a disciplinary hearing pursuant to Education Law §3020-a.

While the Appellate Division said that this issue was “unpreserved because she did not raise it before SDHR or Supreme Court,” it observed that Complainant’s argument “lacks merit because the [District] never filed formal disciplinary charges against her.”

The decision is posted on the Internet at:

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