State Personnel Board of Review and Civil Service
Our Columbus, Ohio, attorneys at Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn guide and represent employees through the State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR) and various local Civil Service Commissions (CSC).
Our legal team is experienced in the legal process applicable to these cases, the types of issues that arise, and in collecting and presenting relevant and persuasive evidence on behalf of our Clients. Our primary goal is to get the most beneficial result for our Client; whether that means presenting the case to the SPBR or CSC for a decision, or negotiating a desirable settlement, our Clients’ needs are always our top priority.
Ohio law mandates that, in most circumstances, public employees within the classified civil service may not be reduced in pay or position, fined, suspended, or removed from employment except for:
- Immoral conduct
- Discourteous treatment of the public
- Neglect of duty
- Violation of policy or work rule
- Violation of statute
- Failure of good behavior
- Acts of misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office
- Conviction of a felony
It is the employer’s obligation to prove that it had justification for issuing the reduction, fine, suspension, or termination from employment.
If you are a public employee who has been subjected to a pay reduction, fine, suspension, or termination from employment, you may have appeal rights to the SPBR or local CSC. Due to the short timeline for filing an appeal, it is vital that you act swiftly in order to preserve your rights, particularly if you have received an order of reduction, fine, suspension, or removal from your employer.
Contact the Columbus, Ohio, trial attorneys at Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn today to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation.