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A Health Department Employee Was Allegedly Fired for Supporting the Mayor’s Political Opponent

Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration terminated a former Health and Human Services Department employee for allegedly supporting the mayor’s opponent, claims a lawsuit filed in federal court last Wednesday.

Omar Ledesma, who worked as an inspector in the department, claims he was fired for publicly supporting councilman Alex Mendez. His lawsuit names Sayegh, former councilman William McKoy, and former health and human services director Oshin Castillo-Cruz.

Ledesma’s lawsuit states the Sayegh administration violated his rights to freedom of speech, association, and political beliefs.

Read the source article at Paterson Times

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