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LaMarr v. The Regents of the U. of Cal. (CA3 C097235, filed 4/5/24, pub. ord. 4/23/24) Civil Service Demotion | Skelly Hearing

By April 23, 2024June 30th, 2024Uncategorized

After performance problems and friction with her supervisor, plaintiff June LaMarr temporarily transferred to a new department at the University of California Davis Medical Center, a unit of defendant the Regents of the University of California (Regents).  LaMarr was later given the option to move back into her prior position, but was told she would face discipline, including possible termination, if she did.  LaMarr ultimately accepted a permanent position in the new department for less pay and sued the Regents alleging it violated her due process rights by not providing her a hearing under Skelly v. State Personnel Bd. (1975) 15 Cal.3d 194 (Skelly) prior to her demotion.  After a court trial, the trial court found against LaMarr.  LaMarr now appeals contending the trial court’s finding lacked substantial evidence.  We affirm.