Denver Worker Wins Appeal Of Suspension Over Remark To Co-workers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) A hearing officer has overturned a four-day suspension given to a Denver city employee for allegedly asking two hispanic co-workers how much it cost their “people to get across the border.”

Jack Burghardt was suspended after the November 1st remark because his boss, clerk and recorder Stephanie O'malley, thought it had racial overtones.

A city hearing officer ruled it wasn't clear that Burghardt meant the question to be derogatory.

Burghardt has said he meant no harm

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