Missouri municipality didn't have 'just cause' to fire angry employee

Employers and employees may disagree about the circumstances surrounding a termination, but what happens when a controlling collective bargaining agreement (CBA) requires "just cause" for dismissal? Although Missouri case law offers definitions of "just cause," the burden to demonstrate such cause (or lack thereof) doesn't end there. In a recent case, a city exercised a clause in its agreement allowing an arbitrator's decision to be reviewed and set aside by the city manager. Read on to learn what happened when the city manager failed to consider all of the necessary facts of the underlying arbitration proceeding. Read More...