Can you b’leaf this case heading to the state Supreme Court?
So, a long-time employee was fired for getting high on the job and the big question is: were his constitutional rights violated?
Gregory Linhoff was canned in 2012 after a police officer caught him red handed during his maintenance shift at UConn’s Health Center in Farmington. According to the Hartford Courant, the union wants him reinstated because they say his punishment was too hash.
Obviously, social media lit up demanding justice because Gregory had no previous infractions since he started in 1998. They believe a six month suspension with random drug testing for a year would have been more appropriate.
As for the other side, the state attorney general’s office said ruling in favor of the union would create a slippery slope by sending the wrong message about tolerating criminal activity on the job. It is also legal to fire first-time offenders.
But what do you think? Should there be justice for Gregory or was UConn right to say THC-you later?