Richard Corenthal Wins Arbitration On Behalf Of Yonkers Firefighter

Corenthal_RichardIn a labor arbitration proceeding handled by Richard Corenthal,  Arbitrator Josef Sirefman recently ruled that the City of Yonkers improperly terminated a Yonkers Firefighter.  Arbitrator Sirefman ordered that the Firefighter be reinstated as a permanent member of the Yonkers Fire Department with full back pay and benefits  less interim earnings.  Arbitrator Sirefman ruled that the “switch to permanent status after the twelve (12) months of probationary service is ‘sacrosanct'” and “by continuing employment as a full-time employee, beyond the day when probation ended, Grievant became a permanent member, entitled to all the contractual procedures and benefits that entails.”