Category: Legal Victories

On January 29th, 2020

CSLEA Wins Favorable Decision Representing Two HPOs in Discrimination Complaint The decision orders DSH to reinstate the officers to active duty and issue them back pay, benefits and interest

Written by CSLEA Supervising Counsel David De La Riva PATTON - A discrimination complaint filed by California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Supervising Counsel David De La Riva on behalf of two Bargaining Unit 7 Hospital Police Officers (HPOs), Brandon Robinson and Trevion Kennard, has resulted in a favorable decision by the State of California […]

On January 24th, 2020

CSLEA Grievance Results in Mileage Reimbursement & Per Diem for Seasonal Lifeguards When called upon to work within the Ocotillo Wells District

By CSLEA Supervising Counsel Dave De La Riva Bargaining Unit 7 Seasonal Lifeguards employed by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are responsible for preventing drownings and performing swimmer rescues at State Parks and Beaches throughout California. During the winter months, Seasonal Lifeguards have also been called upon to utilize their training and life-saving […]

On January 13th, 2020

Court Rules in Favor of CSLEA and Hospital Police Investigator Mandates Department of State Hospitals to comply with POBR and allow Investigator to review and respond to adverse comments maintained in so-called confidential files

LOS ANGELES – On January 7, 2020, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ruled in favor of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)  and granted a Writ of Mandate requiring the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) to comply with the Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR) and allow a […]

On November 30th, 2019

CSH HPO’s Dismissal Overturned

COALINGA - On November 19, 2019, the State Personnel Board modified a decision by Administrative Law Judge Bruce Monfross whereby reducing Coalinga State Hospital HPO Paul Alejo’s Dismissal to a three-month suspension.  As a result, the Board ordered Officer Alejo back to work and he was owed more than three-months of backpay and benefits. DSH […]

On September 24th, 2019

Investigator Grateful for CSLEA Representation Proud to be promoted following successful defense of “rejection on probation”

SACRAMENTO- When California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) member Lisa Dickerson received confirmation that she was promoted from Enforcement Representative I (ER-I) to Enforcement Representative II (ER-II) at Contractors State License Board on September 18, 2019, she immediately reached out to CSLEA Senior Counsel Andrea Perez with these words of gratitude:  “Just wanted to share […]

On June 13th, 2019

CSLEA Member Grateful for Successful Defense in Wrongful Termination “I would not have been able to get through this challenge without CSLEA.” – CSLEA Member Socorro Tongco

SACRAMENTO – When California state worker Socorro Tongco was fired from her job prior to Christmas of last year, her world quickly turned upside down.  How could she, an employee with good performance reviews up until the time she honestly answered questions about her employer during an investigation by the state auditor’s office, be terminated? […]

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