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Managing public employment cases in today's volatile, fast changing legal arena is no easy task. Just keeping up with the complex developments in constitutional, labor, civil service, administrative, and common law can be a full-time job.

Public Employee Discharge and Discipline is the definitive work on every aspect of public employment law. This invaluable two-volume resource is the only one of its kind to deal with all public employment disciplinary and discharge issues for federal, state and municipal employees.

The Fourth Edition offers thorough analysis and in-depth discussion of such essential topics as:

  • First Amendment and whistleblowing
  • Public sector collective bargaining and arbitration
  • Due process in discipline and discharge
  • Administrative and judicial review
  • Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and other discrimination laws
  • Sexual harassment under 1983, Title IX, and Title VII
  • Drug testing
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Applicability of common law tort and contract principles of wrongful discharge
  • Summaries of federal and state cases

Also, with Public Employee Discharge and Discipline, you will also get a BONUS CD-ROM containing over 30 easy-access, customizable forms as well as current surveys of state and federal cases!

Public Employee Discharge and Discipline has been updated with the latest developments, including:

  • Latest developments in the movement to limit or abrogate public employment collective bargaining
  • Gross v. FBL Financial Services, a Supreme Court decision requiring an employee to prove that age discrimination was "the sole" and "but for" cause of discharge under the ADEA, 29 U.S.C. § 623(a)
  • Adoption of Gross "Sole Motive" Standard by Seventh Circuit in Fairley v. Andrews and Serwatka v. Rockwell
  • Analysis of Thompson v. N.A. Stainless L.P., a 2011 unanimous Supreme Court decision that retaliation against a fiancée for an employee's Title VII claim was actionable
  • Discussion of Staub v. Proctor, another 2011 unanimous Supreme Court decision that a supervisor's bias may be "a motivating factor" for, and a proximate cause of, a discriminatory discharge, if it played some role in contributing to it, whether or not a non-biased decisionmaker conducted an independent investigation
  • Evidentiary issues in discrimination litigation, including Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn, a Supreme Court holding that "me too" evidence of age discrimination - comments against other employees by other supervisors - may be admissible if relevant to the culture of the employer and Reid v. Google, Inc., a California Supreme Court decision that non-decisionmaker co-workers' "stray remarks" were relevant to an age discrimination claim
  • Discussion of 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, a Supreme Court decision that a CBA providing arbitration as the sole remedy for ADEA claims and noting that Gilmer "fully applies in the collective bargaining context"
  • City of Ontario v. Quon, wherein the Supreme Court upheld monitoring of employer issued text-messaging devices to determine whether costs to the police department were being unduly inflated by personal calls as a "reasonable" search under the Fourth Amendment
  • In re Golinski, a Ninth Circuit decision that denial of health benefits to married homosexual federal employee under the Health Benefits Act, 5 U.S.C. § 8903(1) because of a purported ban under the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, was impermissible under principles of statutory interpretation and other decisions that DOMA violated Equal Protection

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Public Employee Discharge and Discipline, Third Edition, ISBN 9780735521179


Pages 2844
Last Updated 10/25/2018
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781454884200
SKU 10046590-7777
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 000000000010011187
Table of Contents
  • Overview
  • Collective Bargaining and Abritration
  • Cause for Disciplinary Action
  • Nexus
  • Disciplinary Penalties
  • Remedies
  • State Administrative Review
  • Federal Agency Actions and MSPB Review
  • Judicial Review
  • Disability Discrimination
  • State and Local Employees’ Constitutional Rights
  • Right of Privacy
  • Alcohol, Drug, Aids, and Other Testing
  • Constitutional Rights During Investigation
  • Public Employee First Amendment Rights
  • Freedom of Political Belief, Association, And Affiliation
  • Procedural Due Process: Property
  • Procedural Due Process: Liberty
  • Preclusion and Absention
  • Wrongful Discharge: Tort
  • Wrongful Discharge: Breach of Contract
  • Common-Law Torts Associated With Employment and Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Table of Cases
  • Index


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