The New York Department of Education had slated 500 school aides to be fired on October 19, 2009. However, this action was halted when the New York State Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order on the layoffs.
The judge stated that he wanted to be certain that the layoffs didn't violate the New York State Constitution and Education Law.
According to The Amsterdam News, a union leader has stated that the attempted layoffs were initiated in bad faith. The union rep has stated that: "The city even offered to hire the laid off school aides to help out with the H1N1 school vaccinations programs without health benefits just for a couple of weeks."
The parties to the lawsuit are due back in court today to discuss the issue.