Employee suspended without pay after refusing to comply with superiors order
Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York v Martin, OATH Index #1680/12
A employee of the New York Office of the Comptroller was alleged to have refused to remove her Bluetooth earpiece when ordered to do so and to have responded disrespectfully to her supervisor.
OATH Administrative Law Judge Alessandra F. Zorgniotti sustained the charges and after considering that the employee had already been disciplined twice for refusing to remove her Bluetooth earpiece, recommended a 15 work-day suspension without pay.
The ALJ’ recommendation was adopted by the Office of the NYC Comptroller.
The decision is posted on the Internet at:http://archive.citylaw.org/oath/12_Cases/12-1680.pdf