To the Citizens of Heard County:
I am writing this letter due to concerns I have about the firing of a county employee. Her career with the county started at the age of 16, and with a devotion to her job, she quickly advanced to other positions within the courthouse, and after 23 years of loyal service to Heard County, and its residents, was dismissed from her position.
This woman, was let go from her job with the county, without the ability to defend herself properly before the Board of Commissioners.
My concern is this, someone who has worked for the county for over 20 years, respected by her peers, loyal to her job, and trained in her position to do her job correctly, shouldn’t she be allowed to, at least come before the board, for review of circumstances, to decide if dismissal was necessary?
I ask you, don’t we owe it to this individual, a chance to explain or be heard, in a just hearing before the Board of Heard County Commissioners, before we destroy her life’s career.
The bible states in Deuteronomy 19:15:
“One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.”
Can Heard County be known as a county that is fair and just to its employees?
A Heard County Resident
Letter to the Editor: Fired County Employee
August 18, 2014 by 20 Comments