Soliciting a gratuity

Soliciting a gratuity
Dep't of Sanitation v. Norris, OATH Index No. 2352/08 (Aug. 11, 2008)

OATH Administrative Law Judge Alessandra Zorgniotti recommended dismissal of a sanitation worker found to have solicited money from two homeowners to collect bulk material.

ALJ Zorgniotti explained that "[s]oliciting a bribe or gratuity for the performance of one's duties is an act of corruption that cannot be tolerated," and which "necessitates a severe sanction, both to discipline the employee and to deter future similar conduct by other employees.”