Matter of Social Service Employees Union, Local 371 obo Opuoru v. City of New York Administration for Children’s Services – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Matter of Social Service Employees Union, Local 371 obo Opuoru v. City of New York Administration for Children's Services, 56 AD3d 322, 869 N.Y.S.2d 11 (1st Dept 2008), the grievant was a supervisor who "pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree for filing false income tax returns using confidential agency client information to fraudulently claim entitlement to state and local tax credits."

The Appellate Division held that the arbitrator's decision ordering that he be reinstated to his old position was irrational, as he again "would have access to the agency database from which he extracted the information he used to perpetrate his crime." (56 AD3d 322).