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Thursday, June 13, 2024 | Back issues
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Name-clearing

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal court in Louisiana granted the sheriff of Orleans Parish’s motion to dismiss a fired correctional officer’s claim that his due process rights were violated because he was not told he could request a “name-clearing hearing” after the sheriff issued a press release stating the deputy was fired for being “untrained, incompetent and unsafe.” An employer is not required to remind employees about their right to such a proceeding, which must be requested by the litigant.

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