PUBLIC LAW CASE UPDATES
Written by Suzy Ambrose, John Appelbaum, Anais Aquino, Caroline Fowler, and Ryan Griffith
EMPLOYMENT / LABOR
Joseph v. City of Atwater (2022) 74 Cal.App.5th 974 (filed February 9, 2022)
A hybrid employment relationship between the police chief and the city allowed the city to summarily terminate the chief as an at-will employee but required that the administrative protections of POBRA be followed when attempting to terminate the chief once he was demoted to the rank of lieutenant.