TIKITA JONES v. SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE MERIT BOARD & SHELBY COUNTY DIVISION OF HEALTH SERVICES - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 14, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. King, Jr., and P. Craig Grinstead, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Petitioner/Appellant Tikita Jones

Attorneys 2: Martin W. Zummach, Germantown, Tennessee, for the Respondent/Appellees Shelby County Government Civil Service Merit Board and Shelby County Division of Health Services

Judge(s): KIRBY

This is an appeal from an administrative decision on the termination of the employment of a municipal employee. The appellant employee was fired from her job with the appellee municipal health department for accessing patient medical records without authorization. The appellee civil service merit board of the municipality conducted an administrative hearing and upheld the termination of her employment. The employee filed a lawsuit in chancery court seeking judicial review of this decision. The trial court affirmed the decision of the civil service merit board and upheld the termination. The employee now appeals this decision, arguing that her due process rights were violated and that the decision of the civil service merit board was not supported by substantial and material evidence. We affirm.

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