The law firm of Zatuchni & Associates seems to have a similar lawsuit against the NYPD: http://www.zatuchniassociates.com/blog/2013/02/wrongful-termination-cop-fired-for-being-a-potential-alcoholic.shtml.
Perhaps you can contact them? Alternatively, I'd be happy to discuss the case with you.
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What happened to the allegation? Was it dropped in exchange for your resignation? If yes, my gut reaction is that you have an uphill battle.
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The courts have held that a resignation by a public employee as a result of the filing of charges of incompetency or misconduct, or when tendered under the threat of such charges being filed, may not be annulled as having been obtained by coercion. However, the employer is not immune from claims of coercion. Any egregious acts or threats could taint a resignation and the underlying disciplinary proceeding. Keep in mind that even if resigning, unless the employer decides to drop the charges, it can proceed and still have the finding for misconduct on the former employee's record. As to your specific question looking for an attorney to assist you, I suggest you canvas attorneys in Avvo who practice in the field of public labor law. There are a number practicing in NYC who would be happy to assess your case.
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