Administrative Law Judge finds the testimony of the employer's witnesses more credible that the testimony of the accused employee
Human Resources Admin. v. Brown, OATH Index No. 161/19
A case worker was charged with confronting a security officer at the facility where they worked, using profanity and physically restraining the security officer.
It was also alleged that when the security officer’s supervisor arrived on the scene and directed the officer to her post, the case worker continued to restrain the officer, pushed the supervisor, and directed profanity at the supervisor.
Following a two-day trial, OATH Administrative Law Judge Astrid B. Gloade found testimony of the security guard and her supervisor more credible than the case worker’s testimony concerning the event and she sustained the charges.
Judge Gloade recommended that the appointing authority impose a penalty of a thirty-day suspension without pay, with credit for time served during a pre-trial suspension by the employee.