When Does an Employment Disciplinary Action Violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s Protection of the Liberty Interest?

n 1985 the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case that set standards for government agencies contemplating the termination of an employee. The case, Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill, examined the Fourteenth Amendment due-process rights of public employees and recognized that those rights may be characterized as either “property” or “liberty” rights.1 On December 10, … Continue reading When Does an Employment Disciplinary Action Violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s Protection of the Liberty Interest?