Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri

Oral Argument March 22, 2011

In 2003 Charles Guarnieri was dismissed from his job as police chief. He filed a union grievance which led to an arbitration — he then won the case and was reinstated to his position. When he went back to work, the Borough withheld a few hundred dollars in overtime pay. Guarnieri has claimed that the withholding of payment was in retaliation for his earlier complaint. The Supreme Court will consider whether or not these acts were in violation of Guarnieri’s first amendment rights.