After an investigation into the discharge, removal, suspension or reduction of a person in the civil service, the civil service board may, if in its estimation the evidence is conclusive, affirm the removal, or if it shall find that the removal, suspension or demotion was made for race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, ancestry, pregnancy, age, genetic information or disability or was not made in good faith for cause, shall order the immediate reinstatement or reemployment of the person in the office, place, position or employment from which the person was removed, suspended, demoted or discharged. The reinstatement may be retroactive with pay from the time of the removal, suspension, demotion or discharge. The board upon the investigation, in lieu of affirming the removal, suspension, demotion or discharge, may modify the order of removal, suspension, demotion or discharge by directing a suspension without pay for a given period and subsequent restoration of duty or demotion in classification, grade or pay. The findings of the board shall be certified in writing to the director, and shall be forthwith enforced by the officer.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 3.122; 1992 Code, § 30-50)  (Ord. 87-91, passed 11-25-1991; Ord. 4-05, passed 1-10-2005)