California Employment Law
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Thank you for your question. Have you been terminated as a result of this?
Ok, so there is a Skelly hearing... are you a state employee?
I now have an idea of where things are procedurally. Do you have an attorney?
I am having just a bit of difficulty with the question of what to recommend. The difficulty is that is a very general question and that tends to necessitate a very broad answer. The truth is that I would recommend consulting with an attorney to plot out a strategy for your defense because there is no way to give you any meaningful direction outside of a full, in-person consultation. I would like to be able to give you more specific information, but I would need the scope of the question narrowed a bit to make that possible.
It is not a conflict of interest for the union, but, if I may be frank, I just don't trust them to do that good of a job. You don't necessarily need to drop $10,000 to retain an attorney, but I would at least consult with one for an hour or two so your case can be examined and potential strengths and weaknesses can be identified from a legal perspective.
Does that make sense?
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