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Seniority Fix Made To Rowland Lawsuit Settlement

The US District Court has ruled that loss of seniority as a result of the Rowland layoffs is a form of economic loss that is recoverable under state and Federal law.

Therefore, employees laid-off as a result of the 11/17/2002 Rowland action who continue or return to State service will have their seniority adjusted.

The decision and agreement with the unions reads as follows: 

"The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) and all of its constituent bargaining units agree that, pursuant to the Settlement Agreement and Release in the class action lawsuit entitled State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, et al., v. John G. Rowland, et al., U.S.D.C. Docket No. 3:03CV221(AVC), loss of seniority as a result of the layoffs (or layoff orders) is a form of economic loss that is recoverable under state and federal law in similar cases and that class members affected by the layoffs (or layoff orders) are thus entitled to restoration of seniority as part of the economic damages award provided by the Agreement."

Click here for the SEBAC class action lawsuit page.

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