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untanglingwebs
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[PDF]"Loudermill" Meeting Before Firing FF - UC CEAS
ceas.uc.edu/content/dam/aero/docs/fire/Hudson.pdf
Jun 30, 2017 - courts/michigan/miedce/2:2016cv12369/312200/72/0.pdf?ts=1498911890. Facts: The City of ... Also, Hudson worked part-time for Leona Group, LLC (at the Highland Park Renaissance Academy, a ... Hillman] and [City HR Director Makini Jackson suspended his employment because he claimed pay as a ...
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MI: FIRE CHIEF DID NOT PROVIDE PRE-DISCIPLINARY
LOUDERMILL MEETING BEFORE FIRING FIREFIGHTER
On June 30, 2017, in Peter Hudson v. City of Highland Park, et al., U.S. District Court judge
denied Citys motion to dismiss firefighters claim of deprivation of due process. Career
firefighter was terminated for falsifying time sheets, but was not given pre-disciplinary notice or
meeting as required by U.S. Supreme Court in Cleveland Bd. of Educ. v. Loudermill, 470 U.S.
532, 538 (1985). Claim may now proceed to trial. http://cases.justia.com/federal/districtcourts/michigan/miedce/2:2016cv12369/312200/72/0.pdf?ts=1498911890
Facts:
The City of Highland Park employed Hudson as a full-time firefighter. Also, Hudson
worked part-time for Leona Group, LLC (at the Highland Park Renaissance Academy, a
local charter school) as a handyman and coach. Hudson alleges that [Fire Chief Derek
Hillman] and [City HR Director Makini Jackson suspended his employment because he
claimed pay as a Fire Engine Operator, and then terminated his employment because he
had claimed to work for the Leona Group while he was working for the Fire Department
***

Hudson alleges that Leona Group principal Carmen Willingham provided his
timesheetswithout his permission to Hillman and Jackson. The timesheets showed
that Hudson claimed to work for Leona Group on the same week days he claimed to have
worked at the fire station. Hudson submits that he actually worked for Leona on the
weekends, and Willingham instructed him to record his weekend work as weekday work
on the timesheets because the school's payroll system would not allow her to pay him for
weekend work.
***
Hudson claims to be a devout Christian. He alleges that [FD] discharged him based on his
Christian faith and his outspoken criticism of sexual misconduct in the firehouse. Hudson
contends thatas a result of sexual misconducthis co-workers were not present for
duty during fire alarms, and neglected to maintain life-saving equipment like oxygen
tanks.
Holding:
Count Four - Deprivation of Due Process: 42 U.S.C. 1983
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Hudson alleges that Highland Park, Hillman, and Jackson violated his constitutional
right to a pre-termination notice and hearing while acting under color of law. Id.
10929. Defendants failed to directly respond to this count and instead argue for
blanket qualified immunity.
Hudson had a property right in continued employment with the Fire Department because his contract barred discharge without just cause. ECF 61, PgID 1387. As a result,
Hudson had clearly established constitutional due-process rights related to his
employment. See, e.g., Cleveland Bd. of Educ. v. Loudermill, 470 U.S. 532, 538 (1985).
When an employee has a property right in continued employment, due process requires the state to provide pre-termination "notice of the charges against him or her, an explanation of the employer's evidence, and an opportunity to present his or her side of Hudson claims he did not receive adequate notice prior to his termination. Specifically,
Hudson alleges that he and his union representative had scheduled a meeting with
Hillman and Jackson to dispute his suspension for claiming Fire Engine Operator pay.
At the meeting, Hudson contends thatwithout any prior warningHillman and Jackson terminated his employment because he improperly claimed hourly wages at the [Leona Group] school when he was actually working for the City. ECF 67, PgID 1919; see also
ECF 61 113. Assuming his claim is trueas the Court must when reviewing the
sufficiency of the pleadings under a motion to dismissHudson did not receive adequate pre-termination notice of the reason for his discharge. Hudson's complaint sufficiently alleges a clearly established constitutional due process violation and therefore defeats Hillman's and Jackson's claims for qualified immunity. Lane v. City of Pickerington
, 588 F.App'x 456, 468 (6th Cir. 2014) (holding that qualified immunity was not available
because "a jury could find that [plaintiff] was terminated based on allegations not
contained in the notice of the pre-disciplinary conference; a reasonable official
would thus have known the notice was constitutionally inadequate).
LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED: Career firefighters have a property interest in their jobs,
and are entitled to a pre-disciplinary notice and meeting to tell their side of the story.
the story to the employer." Buckner v. City of Highland Park, 901 F.2d 491, 494 (6th
Cir. 1990).

, 588 F.App'x 456, 468 (6th Cir. 2014) (holding that qualified immunity was
Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 am 
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Makini Jackson was in the "hot seat" at the 4-4-2018 council meeting. She already has complaints against her filed with both Flint unions, 1600 and 1799. She admitted to have been fired from the Genesee County Road Commission. However her claims of receiving an excellent evaluation prior to her termination need a fact check. FOIA says she was only employed 7 months and her former boss says no evaluation made.
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She only filed one annual report and that was 2007



DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Identification Number: 801296681 Old ID Number: B5978U

Date of Organization in Michigan: 11/17/2004

Purpose: All Purpose Clause

Date of In Existence But Not In Good Standing: 02/16/2010 Term: Perpetual

The name and address of the Resident Agent:
Resident Agent Name: MAKINI JACKSON
Street Address: 37889 SPRING LANE
Apt/Suite/Other:
City: FARMINGTON HILLS State: MI Zip Code: 48331
Registered Office Mailing address:
P.O. Box or Street Address:
Apt/Suite/Other: PO BOX 3551
City: FARMINGTON HILLS State: MI Zip Code: 483313551
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