A Battalion Chief had words with an engineer while fighting fire at one of the California wild fires. The engineer made a complaint stating the Battalion Chief threatened him stating he said he would kill the engineer. The BC does not recall saying anything to the engineer but now he is being looked at by the agency. The BC has been working this entire time and only just received notice that he might receive paper, be demoted or fired. Where can he go to ensure none of these things happen? The BC is over retirement age with 18 years of service.
You should find an employment law attorney with experience in public employment cases. The rules about discipline and termination are different for employees of a governmental agency. If you google "public employment attorneys" you should be able to find someone who will discuss your case or refer you to someone. Good luck.
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