§ 13.53. Removal of employe.
(a) Cause. A county department of health, 15 days after notice in writing to an employe stating the specific reason for removal, may remove any employe for dishonesty, incompetence, inefficiency, insubordination, immorality, violation of the rules and regulations of the county department of health, physical or mental disability, addiction to the use of narcotics or the habitual use of intoxicating liquors to excess, advocating the overthrow or destruction by force of the government of the United States or of the Commonwealth, or for any other proper cause. In no case, however, shall an employe be removed for refusing to participate in any political activity or for refusing to make any contribution for political purposes.
(b) Investigation. The Department will not exercise any authority with respect to directing or requiring the removal of any individual employed by a county department of health in accordance with this chapter, but it shall be provided with a copy of the notice in writing to any employe who is being removed from his position and shall have the right to cause such investigations as it may deem proper to be made to determine whether the removal of the employe was for good cause.
This section cited in 28 Pa. Code § 13.45 (relating to removal during probation); 28 Pa. Code § 13.46 (relating to completion of probation); and 28 Pa. Code § 13.52 (relating to suspension of employe).
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