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Commissioners affirm “at-will” employment

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City Commissioners want city employees to know they can be fired at any time.

Tuesday, Commissioners voted unanimously to change the language in the City's charter to affirm Albany's status as an at-will employer.

This means city workers, work directly for the city manager.

Officials hope the new language of the charter will clarify any confusion.

"Well the charter is very clear, but we've had some lawsuits where people have suggested they have a property right in their job and we want to make sure that there is no problem with that in the future and that it's very clear," said Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.

The city manager has the right to fire an employee with no reason.

 

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