In Carney v. City of Springfield (1988), the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that it was improper to discharge an officer without providing a promise of full "transactional immunity."
Massachusetts is the only state that requires that a public employee be granted transactional immunity before being compelled to answer questions.
In the early 1980's the New York State Legislature passed legislation that amended the Taylor Law. The Triborough Amendment was passed as a counter to the fact that NYS public employees do not have the right to strike.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA's protections apply to both employees and job applicants.
New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut
Public Employees are entitled to Weingarten Rights
AN EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT TO UNION REPRESENTATION
The rights of unionized employees to have present a union representative during investigatory interviews were announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 1975 case (NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251, 88 LRRM 2689).
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Si esta reunión o discusión puede en cualquier manera llevar a cabo mi disciplina, terminación, o afectar mis condiciones de trabajo personales, yo solicito respetuosamente que mi representante de la unión este presente. Sin esta representación, yo escojo no tomar parte en este reunión ni la discusión.
In the case of Garrity vs. New Jersey (1966), the U.S. Supreme Court determined that public employees could not be forced, under clear threat of discipline, to violate the principles of compulsory self-incrimination. This decision established what have come to be called Garrity Rights for public employees.
You’ve just received a notice of discipline or performance evaluation that you don’t agree with. Now what do you do?
As a member of a UPSEU bargaining unit, you have representation to help preserve your rights! But, it is still important for you to know what your rights are.
The Taylor Law and Triborough Doctrine
Protects Your Benefits When You Exercise Your Right to Change Unions
SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1 When you change unions, you cannot lose any benefits. The Taylor Law and the Triborough Doctrine protect your wages, benefits, as well as terms and conditions of employment.