Next Level Review

The personnel policies and union contracts under which your employees work include provisions for a notice of intent to dismiss or terminate, prior to a final decision and implementation. This is based on a 1975 California State Supreme Court ruling in the case of Skelly vs. State Personnel Board.

The Court ruled that public employees who have attained regular status have a property right to their jobs, and management must first serve notice if it intends to deprive an employee of that property right. This normally means that the immediate supervisor issues the notice of intent and informs the employee that he/she may respond to the next level of management.

See Disciplinary Action: Resources.