Christopher R. Blazejewski quoted in Providence Journal article entitled, “City’s HR director wins battle to keep job — again”
Christopher R. Blazejewski, partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was quoted in a Providence Journal article entitled, “City’s HR director wins battle to keep job — again.”
From the article:
“Having failed to meet the due process requirements adopted by the city in its charter and revised ordinances, Waterbury’s suspension is void,” wrote Christopher Blazejewski, a lawyer and state representative hired to serve as impartial hearing officer.
“My understanding is she will be back to work [Tuesday],” he said.
Blazejewski said Kirby did not abide by two city requirements in his second bid to fire Waterbury, when he suspended her on July 14. For starters, the notice he gave her offered no reason other than “for the good of the service.”
“The use of the phrase ‘for the good of the service’ — without enumerating specific reasons or charges — is insufficient,” Blazejewski wrote.
Also, Kirby did not advise her of her right to request a hearing to contest her dismissal. She only requested, and was granted, a private hearing before Blazejewski “through her own diligence,” he noted.
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