Judge Hears Clayton Sheriff Suit

12:04 PM, Feb 2, 2005   |    comments
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A federal judge could decide Wednesday to force Clayton County’s sheriff to restore the 27 deputies he fired to their previous ranks and jobs. Sheriff Victor Hill sacked the deputies in January, on his first day on the job. A few days later, a county judge ordered Hill to reinstate the staff – which Sheriff Hill did. However, he would not restore them to their previous positions. Many swore not to return until they were given their old jobs back. Hill’s sudden and incendiary actions also prompted many of his employees to file federal lawsuits against him. They claim he has discriminated against them based on age, race and gender.

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