Jill McGlone, a former administrative worker at the Norfolk Community Services Board, is hopping mad and I don’t blame her. She has alleged that she was wrongly terminated from a job that she had not done in 12 years while receiving full pay. McGlone was suspended back in 1998 but somehow got lost in the system — left with the dream job of all pay and no work for over a decade. She reportedly received more than $320,000 before being terminated. The case brings new meaning to the CSB’s slogan “A Stable Force in a Turbulent World.”
McGlone was suspended in 1998 for allegedly having a weapon on CSB property and was later accused of illegally releasing confidential medical information about a patient who was HIV-positive.
Jill McGlone objected in a letter to Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones that “No rectification can justify the moral devastation that publicly took place to my family. . . . My family and I suffered greatly due to a malfeasance based on falsified information released to the media by the City of Norfolk.” and CSB Director Maureen Womack saying she wanted to meet with them about her “wrongful termination” and denial of unemployment benefits.
There is a criminal investigation reportedly into the matter, though (absent some kickback scheme) I fail to see how McGlone can be liable to accepting money on suspension. In the meantime, McGlone has indicated that she not only wants reinstatement but unemployment benefits.
I find the case fascinating. Unless they ruled on the merits of the allegations, McGlone may have been denied a fair hearing. The ability to adjudicate such a claim after over a decade of inaction can be difficult.
Source: Hampton Roads
Kudos: Alice Sawyer