To Be or Not to Be an Adverse Employment Action – What is Paid Administrative Leave?

To Be or Not to Be an Adverse Employment Action – What is Paid Administrative Leave?

This principle used to be clear – paid administrative leave was outside the scope of an adverse employment action.  This was based on court holdings that an employee suffers no substantial or material change in terms and conditions of employment while on paid administrative leave.  For years, courts held that an employee who is put on paid administrative leave cannot prove he or she suffered an adverse employment action to give rise to a viable discrimination or retaliation claim.  However, what once was clear, is no more.

Mar 28, 2014 Education Matters

A Taxpayer Organization May File an Action against a Public Entity; An Organization Need Not Make a Demand Entity before Bringing Action to Recover Funds Paid under Void Contract

When an organization called San Diegans for Open Government (SanDOG) discover...
Mar 28, 2014 Education Matters

Local Control Funding Formula Changes Funding for the K-12 Finance System

Assembly Bill 97 addressed the State's complex and inequitably distributed sc...
Mar 28, 2014 Client Update, Education Matters

School Did Not Violate Students' Right to Freedom of Expression by Asking Them to Remove Shirt Bearing American Flag Due to Fear of Race-Related Violence on Campus

On May 5, 2010, the Live Oak High School sanctioned a Cinco de Mayo celebrati...
Mar 28, 2014 Education Matters

School's Hair-Length Policy that Applies Only to Members of the Boys' Basketball Team, and Not the Girls' Basketball Team, Is Discriminatory

Greensburg Junior High School (School) in Indiana has an unwritten hair-lengt...
Mar 28, 2014 Education Matters

Parents Could Not Establish that School District Discriminated Against Child with Diabetes

C.T. Lindman (C.T.) is a child in the Ashland School District (District) in W...
Mar 27, 2014 Business & Facilities

Six Tips to Keep Your District Out of Brown Act Trouble

1. The Brown Act has long prohibited secret ballots in open session.  SB...