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Wayne State Must Reinstate Veteran Fired Without Hearing

March 26, 2020, 8:24 PM

A Vietnam veteran employed by Wayne State University as a janitor will keep his job after the Sixth Circuit found the school violated his property interest in continued employment under a state law protecting veterans from firing without a hearing.

The Michigan Veterans’ Preference Act, which provides heightened job protections to veterans who work for public employers in the state, created a constitutionally protected property interest in Charles Rudolph’s employment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said Thursday in an unpublished opinion.

Rudolph was therefore entitled to a termination hearing under the due process clause of the...

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