The court granted the employer`s request and rejected the employee`s request and found that Hassey owed $US 6,619.92. The worker appealed. The employer selects the officers and sends them to the Oakland Police Academy for training. To encourage officers to remain with the police, the employer entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Oakland Police Association requiring public servants to reimburse training fees if they leave the police department before the end of five years of service. The Memorandum of Understanding also stated: “Reimbursement is due and payable at the time of separation, and the City deducts from the employee`s last paycheque all amounts due under this provision. If this deduction is not fully refunded to the city, the balance is due. In 1997, employer Kenny Hassey made a conditional offer of employment as a police officer.