The Illinois FOP Labor Council

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By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Thursday, January 4, 2018

 

Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court in Percy Taylor v. Thomas Dart, et al., found that the Sheriff’s Merit Board was “illegally constituted” between May 5, 2011 and   November 2015.  Therefore, the Appellate Court ruled that the termination of Percy Taylor was void, and his case was remanded to the Board for another hearing. Percy Taylor was also entitled to back pay for the time that he was off work.

Based on this case, the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (“Labor Council”) believes that ANY action taken by the Board during the relevant time period, May 5, 2011, to November 2015, was void.  Anyone who was disciplined or terminated by the Board during that time period may be entitled to backpay, reinstatement and/or a new hearing.

The Labor Council has heard from some members who are impacted by the Percy Taylor case.  However, since the Labor Council did not represent the membership until August 29, 2014, we are concerned that there are members or former members who were disciplined or terminated by the improperly constituted Board that have not contacted us.

We are posting this notice for any member or former member who was issued discipline of more than 29 days, up to including termination, by the Merit Board between May 5, 2011, and November 2015. If this applies to you or anyone you know, please contact Attorney Daniel Mahoney at the Labor Council by calling 708-784-1010.