In another decision announcing a Constitutional right for public employees not possessed by private employees, the Supreme Court in Cleveland Board of
Education v. Loudermill held that most public employees are entitled to a hearing before they are discharged. However, the “hearing” is not a full evidentiary
hearing and need not include the opportunity to cross-examine your accusers. All that is required is:
1. Oral or written notice of the charges and time for hearing~
2. An explanation of the employee’s evidence: and
3. An opportunity to present “his side of the story"