Civil Rights Violations, Whistleblowing, Unjust Termination, Unethical Tactics, Conspiracy, Fraud, Etc. Etc…..
This matter is about unjust termination, unethical tactics, whistleblowing & cover-up of what I feel is a conspiracy to violate my civil rights! It began in 2004 when I wrote then Mayor Fabrizi, D.E.P. and exposed to the Conn. Post about large contaminated dirt piles that were located next to the City’s Health Building where I was employed as a Security Guard. Because of me speaking out as a Community Activist about a public safety & Health issue (which cost the City approx. 1/4 million dollars to remove) I have been retaliated against by City Officials by being terminated from my position as well as having all sheriff duties I was performing for the City taken away from me. I was absent from work at the time for harassment on the job and I had a legitimate medical condition with a doctor’s note, which was denied by City Health Director, Marian Evans . While I was absent from work, I received a letter stating that I must return to work immediately or be deemed as resigned. For fear of loosing my job, I returned to work on March 16, 2006 while under doctor’s care. After returning to work, I received a letter“because you have not returned to work as of March 17, 2006, you are hereby terminated“, On March 20, 2006 I was unjustly terminated from my position as Security Guard. I was also denied a medical leave I applied for. This employment matter went before the State Labor Board who ruled against me. At the hearing, when City Officials realized I was unjustly terminated because I was at work, the City changed their position and said I was terminated because of absenteeism. (which I never had a problem in the past 21 years of employment with the City) The arbitrator made up all kinds of excuses and ruled in favor for the City. The Union Attorney that represented me never argued the fact that the City changed their position from not returning to work to absenteeism, nor did Mr. Albert Murphy, Arbitrator Chair. * This matter is currently being appealed in Bridgeport Superior Court.
NEXT The City violated the NAGE Union contract by terminating my medical benefits while the termination case was in arbitration (under the NAGE Agreement a terminated employee shall receive medical benefits up to six (6) months while grievance is pending) At the hearing for the unjust medical benefits termination, the Arbitrators had overwhelming evidence that I was terminated in the unjust termination case in which Management member Michael Culhane sat on the termination case also sat on the medical case as well and withheld the evidence of the termination in which he ruled against me. (Mr. Culhane should have not sat on the medical case because of conflict of interest). The City again changed their position in this case (from me being terminated to I voluntary resigned Why would I voluntary resign from my positin after 24 years of employment service with the City of Bridgeport? At one of the hearings, Jodie Paul, Labor Relations wrote an agreement stating I was terminated and the City would pay for some dental work if I would not take any legal action against the City, which I refused to sign. After the City changed from I was terminated to I resigned, Ms. Paul drew up another agreement stating I was no longer employed and would pay for some dental work, again I refused to sign. The State Arbitrators, Attorney Gerald Weiner, Chair and Michael Culane made matters worst by they (the Arbitrators) violated the NAGE contract by adding to and taking away from ther terms of the NAGE agreement. Attorney Weiner decision was limited to “dental coverage only” (taking away from the NAGE contract reading medical benefits which includes dental) and “added” to the contract with a provision that I had to prove my dental conditions existed. Based on the Arbitrators ruling that the “City of Bridgeport violated the NAGE contract, the Arbitrators should have instructed the City to honor the NAGE contract by awarding me the ( 6) months medical benefits.
The medical termination was dragged on for over (2) years which the Arbitrators violated the NAGE contract and I believe so that Attorney Weiner and Mr. Culhane could be paid for each hearing they attended. This is why I believe and feel that allegedly fraud was committed by the two arbitrators and filed a complaint against the two with then Attorney General Blumenthal’s office to investigate.
I wonder how many other persons has Arbitrators violated the public’s trust by dragging cases on only to be allegedly paid for attending many sessions?
For these reasons, the City has forced me to file retirement papers for need of income & medical for me and my family