Benton County Judge Delays Decision On Fired Employee
Posted: August 31, 2013 at 5 a.m.
County Judge Bob Clinard said Friday he was still reviewing the firing of Grant McCracken, a former Road Department supervisor arrested for misdemeanor theft.
At A Glance
The Benton County Quorum Court’s Grievance Council has a list of questions to consider in dealing with employee grievances. The justices of the peace determine:
• Whether the employee has proven they were entitled to their position with the county.
• Whether the employee has proven the action taken against them is not rationally related to the effectuation of any conceivable, legitimate, governmental objective of the county.
• Whether the employee has proven they were engaged in constitutionally protected conduct.
• Whether the employee has proved a constitutionally protected condition, like race, gender or age, was a substantial or motivating factor in the decision to terminate the employee.
• Whether the employee has proven they were a qualified individual with a disability who, because of the disability, was treated differently.
• Whether the employee has proven they were treated differently than another person similarly situated.
If the justices of the peace determine the employee was treated differently they must then determine whether the elected official has proven the reason for the difference in treatment is rationally related to the effectuation of a legitimate county policy.
Source: Benton County
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