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Employer ruled liable for job action based on false accusation of employee

On Board Online • November 28, 2016

By Jay Worona
Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel

A federal appeals court with jurisdiction over all school districts in New York State has expanded the potential civil rights liability of employers in employment actions based on false accusations.

In Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Service Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that employers may be held liable for engaging in acts of discrimination by firing employees based on false allegations against them from other employees in the workplace.

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