Ohio Police Win Class Status In Sick Leave Action

Law360, New York (August 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thousands of police officers in Columbus, Ohio, have earned class certification in their lawsuit attacking the city for its allegedly unconstitutional employee sick leave policy.

On Friday, Judge Gregory Frost of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said it was difficult to imagine a class more appropriate for certification.

The plaintiffs claim that Columbus' sick leave directive, embedded in its collective bargaining agreements with unions representing the city's 2,200 civilian and sworn police officers, breaches the U.S. Constitution.

The policy requires officers...
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