Nebraska Association
of Public Employees

Hastings Parole Officer Reinstated After Wrongful Termination

NAPE/AFSCME member Craig Williams, a Parole Officer with the Nebraska Board of Parole in Hastings, recently prevailed in a grievance reinstating his employment after being wrongfully terminated.

Craig filed a grievance after the agency fired him based on untrue allegations. Craig has worked for Parole for more than ten years without having been disciplined, and he has always been rated satisfactory or better on his performance evaluations. Even still, the Parole Board decided to terminate Craig’s employment based on unsubstantiated allegations.

Our NAPE/AFSCME union contract requires the employer to have just cause in order to impose discipline. It also requires that the employer apply progressive discipline and consider the nature and severity of the alleged infraction and the employee’s history of discipline and work performance.

NAPE/AFSCME successfully argued that the Parole Board violated our union contract by firing Craig without just cause and by failing to discipline him progressively and appropriately.

Craig was reinstated with full back wages and benefits. He did the right thing by contacting his union representative right away. If you’re facing disciplinary action at work, reach out to us as soon as possible. 

Nebraska Association of
Public Employees