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Fed court: Fired Calif. bus driver deserved hearing

After Kerry Walls was fired by the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority for unauthorized absences due to illness, he filed a grievance through his union. He was reinstated, but fired again for breaking an agreement with another unexcused absence. The agency claimed he had waived his right to the hearing that public employees normally receive before termination.

Former NJ Transit employee, ACLU to sue agency

When Fenton was fired, the agency released a statement saying it had "concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed." The ACLU contends that Fenton was exercising his free speech.