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Custodian gets job and back pay

April 23, 2012
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HOOSICK FALLS, NY — A New York Supreme Court decision awards a custodian, fired after a domestic dispute, his job and lost wages, according to the Bennington Banner.

In February 2010, Dennis James, a Hoosick Falls Central Schools custodian, was fired after an investigation in to a domestic disturbance resulted in a disciplinary proceeding, the article stated.

According to the article, James appealed his termination and the appellate court recently ruled in his favor, finding the termination to be "unduly disproportionate."

The court pointed to various mitigating factors that included the fact that the incident occurred off school grounds and did not involve anyone else associated with the school, the article noted.

The court also found school officials'' concerns regarding the safety of the school and students to be unwarranted, the article added.

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