• Court Upholds Random Drug Test of County Correction Officer Which Led to Officer’s Termination
  • November 14, 2014 | Authors: Melinda Burdick Bowe; John F. Corcoran; Lindsey H. Hazelton; John T. McCann; Robert J. Thorpe
  • Law Firm: Hancock Estabrook, LLP - Syracuse Office
  • On October 9, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a non-precedential summary order in Allen v. Sullivan County Sheriff sustaining the district court’s judgment below which held after a bench trial that defendants County of Sullivan, New York and the Sullivan County Sheriff did not violate the plaintiff correction officer’s right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution by subjecting her to a random drug test which eventually led to a termination of her employment with the Sullivan County Jail.