A government job carries with it a constitutionally protected property right in most cases. That means a list of legal due process procedures must be followed before that right can be taken away. Unlike the private sector, where most workers can be dismissed for almost any reason, government workers in Arizona typically can only be disciplined for cause. They are protected by state laws, personnel rules, appeals procedures, court precedents, and sometimes union contracts that lay out a series of complicated, costly and time-consuming procedures that must be followed before a government worker can be terminated, suspended, or demoted.
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