JOS testified and identified himself as a Southern Baptist Christian and quoted Bible excerpts that disapproved of homosexuality and insisted that he refused to attend the training because of his religious beliefs, but that he had no problem serving LGBTQI clients.
OAYH Administrative Law Judge Kevin F. Casey found that HRA established a compelling need for the training program, and found that HRA issued orders to JOS to attend, which he was required to obey, and sustained the insubordination charge.
HRA sought a 45 day suspension without pay. Judge Casey noted that JOS had no prior disciplinary record and found a 45-day suspension to be excessive and inconsistent with principles of progressive discipline, and instead recommended a 10 day suspension.
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