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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill
Citation:470 U.S. 532 (1985)
In 1979 the Cleveland Board of Education hired respondent James Loudermill as a security guard. On his job application, Loudermill stated that he had never been convicted of a felony. Eleven months later, as a part of the routine examination of his employment records, the Board discovered that Loudermill had been convicted of grand larceny in 1968. The Board informed Loudermill that he had been dismissed because of his dishonesty in filing out the employment application. Loudermill was not afforded an opportunity to respond to the charge of dishonesty or to challenge his dismissal. Under Ohio law, Loudermill brought a suit in the federal district court alleging that the Board’s practice was unconstitutional.
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