Lieutenant Exam Problem?
Typical city exam - lawsuit!
- All the newer Sgt's with their year in grade are just waiting till the new Lt Exam is taken on 06 June to file a grivance and start a class action lawsuit because they were denied the right to take the Lt Exam.
Several groups of Sgts that reached their year in grade in May & June 1st of this year 2015 will be denied their chance to take the exam. The city stated the only requirement to take the test is 1 year in grade. Now that they have their year in grade but are still denied their right to take the exam they can grieve with the city.
I am part of the May 2014 class of sgt's. I am all ready for the legal challenge. I know the next LT Exam will not happen again till 2023. Get ready for a legal fight. I will not sit back quietly and let the city run over me. I have my year in grade, I should be able to take the exam on June 6th.
Call the union boys & girls or you will miss out on the only Lt Exam many of us will ever see!!!!
If the city forgot/neglected to put in language that closed this loophole, this is pretty much a slam dunk. The FOP got an entire Detectives Exam cancelled once because someone downtown forgot this exact same restriction, so past precedent is on the side of the newly promoted. Given the 8-to-10 year gap in exams of late, a judge might be even more inclined to give every eligible person a chance.