continued Cuevas said if Phillips was awarded all claims the town could pay out around $30,000, but he is doubtful of that ruling.
“From what we can gather from the little that they say, we don’t see that they have any cause for action against the town,” Cuevas said. “I think the misconception that many people and many public employees have is that they are entitled to a windfall when they leave town employment, and that is not necessarily true.”
Since Phillips wasn’t part of a union, Cuevas said Phillips doesn’t have “any contractual remedy” a collective bargaining agreement might hold.
Dickson, though, said otherwise.
“It was required by the terms and conditions of his employment,” Dickson said. “Everyone else who has left the town received this reimbursement.”