Like many municipalities, the city of Latrobe is struggling with falling revenue. City Manager Rick Stadler attempted to address the city’s shortfall by eliminating six clerical positions, while the Office of City Administration cut two staffers.
Now all eight employees have requested an EEOC probe into theto determine if they violated anti-discrimination laws.
Latrobe officials maintain the cuts were based strictly on seniority; employees with the fewest years of service lost their jobs. Deputy Mayor Ken Baldonieri said the city offered to keep all employees, but with shorter hours. He said rank-and-file city employees rejected that plan, leaving the city no alternative to eliminating positions.
Final note: When implementing a reduction in force, always clearly articulate the criteria you’re using to decide who goes and who stays. If, as Latrobe maintains, the decisions were based solely on seniority, the terminated employees will have little grounds to challenge the decision.
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