- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Two former Tulsa Water and Sewer Department employees are looking to repeal their terminations, which came after an investigation allegedly found they didn’t file proper leave of absence requests.

The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/2914IsL ) reports that Calvin Williams and Thomas Hunter filed separate civil suits Wednesday asking Tulsa County judges to urge the city’s Civil Service Commission to hear appeals of their terminations.

Hunter was accused of missing 140 hours of work since February 2009, and Williams was accused of missing 170 hours. They were notified of pre-termination hearings in May.

The men say supervisors and managers often used “compensatory time off” after they worked 40 hours a week because they had to be available around the clock.

Tulsa’s litigation division manager says individuals cannot claim rights and privileges of employment and retirees at the same time.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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