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Community College District v. Former Employee (2023) – Convinced the court to grant a three-year Workplace Violence Restraining Order, preventing a former employee from harassing and threatening three community college district employees. The judge found that although the former employee has a First Amendment right to threaten another with a legal claim, the vulgar and threatening portion of the former employee’s text messages had no legitimate purpose. This Restraining Order prohibits the former employee from contacting, approaching, or interacting with the three employees for three years.
Under article XIII B, section 6, subdivision (a) of the California Constitution, the State of California must reimburse local governments when it requires them to provide a “new program or higher level of service.” This provision prohibits the state from shifting financial responsibility for...