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Gender Issues in Policing from the Law and Order Perspectives​

On Friday, May 4th, Susan E. Coleman will be co-presenting with Sandra Spagnoli, Chief of Police, Beverly Hills Police Department at the League of California Cities, City Attorneys' Conference. The last several decades have witnessed a rise in female officers…

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Baker to Vegas: Balancing the Teambuilding Benefits with the Risk of Liability

With the Baker to Vegas relay just concluded for 2018, it seems timely to query whether company-sponsored trips that enhance team morale but are not strictly work-related are worth the liability exposure.  Or perhaps it is better to keep these…

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Perez v. City of Roseville | When Police Officers Date Fellow Officers

Generally, dating someone you work with is not a good idea.  If things don’t work out, it makes the work atmosphere awkward.  When a relationship occurs between employees of different ranks, it can create problematic dynamics leading to harassment or…

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Would Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Qualify? Dealing with Constructive Discharge Claims

In the children’s book by the same name, Alexander has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  It begins with gum in his hair and proceeds with one calamity after another, including having to sit in the middle of…

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Using the Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy to Preclude Litigation

When an injury arises “out of and in the course of employment,” whether by an employer or a co-worker, typically the injured person has to pursue any remedies exclusively through the workers’ compensation system.  (Labor Code § 3602.)  This also…

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USERRA Rights and Obligations: Traps for the Unwary Employer

By Susan E. Coleman and Brian I. Hamblet Many law enforcement agencies employ former and/or reserve military service members in their organizations.  The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides rights and protections for veterans and active members…