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April 03, 2017

Failure to comply with emergency leave regulations


Failure to comply with emergency leave regulations
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New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings [OATH]  Administrative Law Judge Astrid B. Gloade recommended a 63 day suspension without pay, nine days for each proven charge, for a sanitation worker who failed to comply with emergency leave regulations on seven occasions.

The worker requested emergency leave three times due to car trouble, twice for emergency child care leave, and twice due to plumbing issues. On each occasion the worker failed to submit required documentation regarding his leave requests.

Due to the worker’s extensive disciplinary history, mostly for violating time and leave rules, Judge Gloade reasoned that a penalty at the highest end of the range imposed under similar circumstances was appropriate.

Dep’t of Sanitation v. Perez, OATH Index No. 370/17 (Jan. 20, 2017), modified on penalty, Comm’r Dec. (Feb. 7, 2017) (Commissioner imposed penalty of termination of employment).

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