Sending threatening texts messages to a co-worker

Sending threatening texts messages to a co-workerOATH Index No. 2411/18An employee was served with disciplinary charges pursuant to Section 7.5 of the Personnel Rules and Regulations of the Health and Hospitals Corporation alleging that he sent threatening text messages to another employee of the Corporation. The employee apologized for his actions the next day and subsequently took, and completed, five months of counseling and anger management training and received a certificate confirming that he had successfully completed the treatment program.OATH Administrative Law Judge John B. Spooner, in consideration of the employee's sincere expressions of remorse and his substantial efforts to deal with his anger control issues, recommended that the appointing authority impose a penalty of a 60-day suspension, without credit for employee's 30-day pre-hearing suspension without pay.Section 7.5.5 of HHC's Personnel Rules and Regulations, "Sustaining of…

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