Case Results

Union Discrimination Claims Against City, Dismissed

In a case that received significant media attention, a police union and its members claimed that a City and the former Police Chief had engaged in intimidation of the union and had taken several adverse employment actions targeting union members, including termination of the former president. Plaintiffs collectively sought injunctive relief to prohibit the City or its officials from “threatening or intimidating” union members in the future. Defendants obtained dismissal on the grounds that the City’s internal grievance procedure constituted an adequate state remedy, and that the plaintiffs did not have standing to seek injunctive relief because they could not allege the likelihood of future injury.