Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Chief Judge Jones denies motion to dismiss in section 1983 of prison guard who filed for workers comp

In Reed v. Sword, Chief Judge Jones ruled that the plaintiff should be given a chance to prove his claims that the termination of his employment as a corrections officer was in violation of his rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, where he claimed that after he filed a workers' compensaiton claim, he was denied re-employment without procedural due process and in violation of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.

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