Illinois Employees Sue State Over Ethics Test

Law360 (February 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Three state university employees have filed lawsuits against Illinois' inspector general, claiming the agency has no right to discipline employees who spend too little time to complete a mandatory yearly ethics test.

Two Southern Illinois University mathematics professors, Marvin Zeman and Walter Wallis, filed a complaint on Tuesday in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, on behalf of a university faculty association.

The faculty members allege that a new requirement in the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act of 2003, which imposed a 30-minute time limit on...
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