Did Township Officer Waive His Right to Reinstatement to Former Position By Accepting Promotion to Chief of Police?
Where Employer Is Not a 'Civil Service' Township Subject to R.C. 505.49(C)
Kelly Blair v. Board of Trustees of Sugarcreek Township et al., Case no. 2011-0960
2nd District Court of Appeals (Greene County)
ISSUE: Under the state laws that govern termination of township police officers in townships that do not have a civil service commission, when a certified police officer who has been promoted to the position of chief of police is subsequently terminated as chief by the township’s trustees other than for cause, does that person retain the right to be reinstated to the position he held before being promoted to chief?