April 23, 1992
Appeal from the Supreme Court, New York County (Beatrice Shainswit, J.).
Petitioner's claim that her termination was arbitrary, capricious, and in bad faith is not supported by the record. As a general principle, a probationary employee is not entitled to a hearing and may be dismissed without any statement of reason (Matter of Ramos v Department of Mental Hygiene, 34 A.D.2d 925). Termination of a probationary employee is not in bad faith even where, as here, all criminal charges against her are subsequently dropped (Rizzo v Ward, Sup Ct, N Y County, Mar. 18, 1985, index No. 24468/84, affd 116 A.D.2d 1046). Petitioner has failed to meet her burden of showing that respondent acted in bad faith (see, Matter of Rainey v McGuire, 111 A.D.2d 616). Nor, on this record, was she entitled to a name clearing hearing.
Concur — Sullivan, J.P., Milonas, Kupferman, Ross and Smith, JJ.