WILLIAM BARRY WOOD v. KARLA DAVIS, COMMISSIONER TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 6, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael E. Terry and Stephanie H. Gore, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Barry Wood.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter and Mary Byrd Ferrara, Assistant Attorney General; for the appellees, Karla Davis, Individually and Officially as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, et al.

Judge(s): BENNETT

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development hired plaintiff in 2007 as an executive service appointment. The Department terminated his employment in 2011. He petitioned for a declaratory order stating that his position was actually career service and, therefore, he was entitled to notice and a hearing pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act. The order was denied. He filed a chancery court petition for declaratory and injunctive relief. The trial court held that his job classification was not reviewable under the facts of this case. He appealed. We affirm.

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