Public Employee Hearings & Appeals

As part of our California public sector employment law practice, we represent state, county and local employees on an as-needed basis in workplace matters.  We recognize that public employees are often falsely accused of wrong doing, and we represent and defend employees in employer investigations.  Public employees may be entitled to hearings prior to the imposition of serious discipline or termination of their employment, depending on their status with the government agency employer. 

We represent employees challenging threatened discipline, whether the hearing is before a local entity, before the Office of Administrative Hearings or before the California State Personnel Board.  We also have significant experience representing employees in mediations and arbitrations.  

We can advise you about your rights and options when faced with a job threatening situation.  There may be deadlines that apply to your case that would waive your rights to challenge your employer's attempt to discipline or terminate you, so it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. 

We also advise and assist when employees are suffering from unlawful harassment, discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.  We have included more information about this part of our practice on our employment law page.