Case: Individual Employment Rights/First Amendment (N.D. Ill.)

Nov. 24, 2021, 9:13 PM

The village of Crestwood, the Village of Crestwood Police Department, its chief of police, mayor and other village officials must face the First Amendment retaliation claims of a group of discharged part-time police offficers, which are based on their free speech and union organizing activities, a federal court in Illinois ruled. The officers plausibly allege that they spoke out about the police chief’s wrongful treatment of officers, and his ignoring of unethical and unlawful behavior by his favored officers, and that this protected speech on matters of public concern was a motivating factor in their terminations. In addition, it can ...

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