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Police Officer v. City and Police Department Command Staff (2022) – Jury quickly issued a defense verdict on police officer’s 42 USC section 1983 complaint that he was retaliated against, by not receiving a special assignment, for exercising his free speech rights regarding union activities. Officer’s Fair Employment and Housing Act discrimination claim had been dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.
Former Police Officer v. City (2022) – A court granted a permanent restraining order against a peace officer for domestic violence. A condition of the restraining order was that the officer could not own or possess a firearm for two years. The officer’s city employer terminated the officer for failure to report the officer’s contact with law enforcement as to the domestic violence, inappropriate sexting with a supervisor, and the officer’s inability to carry a firearm as required by his job. Jennifer Rosner and La Rita Turner convinced the arbitrator to sustain the termination.
On September 27, 2022, California Governor Newson signed Senate Bill 1162, which is California’s new pay transparency and pay data disclosure law.
This new law will require nearly 200,000 California companies with 15 or more employees to include pay ranges in all job postings and advertisements,...
In January 2022, the California Supreme Court finally dispelled widespread confusion regarding the evidentiary standard for whistleblower retaliation claims bought under Labor Code section 1102.5. In Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. (Lawson), the Court clarified that an employee-friendly...