Handling Grievances (PART 2): The Hearing

By. Stuart D. Adams, Esq.,     

     This article is the second in a series about grievances. It is intended as a general guide only and is based upon the opinion of its author. Anyone seeking to file a grievance or with questions on their grievance process should contact Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone or their legal representative for the purpose of obtaining legal advice specific to their needs.

    In the previous article, we took you through the informal “steps” of the grievance process. Those informal steps all lead to the more formal proceeding in the grievance process; the “hearing.”

     This article is intended as a general guide to the hearing portion of the grievance process. Again, you must consult with your agency’s grievance process to make sure that you are properly following the procedures. Failure to follow the grievance procedure rules of your agency can result in your losing the grievance.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with two officers from Honolulu, Hawaii who lost their lives in the line of duty yesterday.

Names have not been released. No suspects as of yet.


Our entire department mourns the loss of two @honolulupolice officers killed in the line of duty this morning. Sending our thoughts and prayers to their families, friends and colleagues.

Sgt. Cesar Fuentes, a six-year veteran at the sheriff’s office and a devoted marine of 12 years, died in a motorcycle accident leaving work at the San Joaquin County Jail. Help support the Fuentes family by donating to their #FundAHero memorial fund 💙