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Orange County faces lawsuit over homeless encampment

A long-simmering dispute between Orange County public officials and advocates for the homeless is about to come to a head in court. On Tuesday, both sides will appear at a federal hearing for a lawsuit regarding the fate of a makeshift encampment of homeless Californians.

Allegations of sexual harassment double at community colleges

The onslaught of sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the country shows no sign of slowing down. It seems that new allegations of misconduct against individuals, employers and public entities surface every day. California is no exception; there have been several allegations of sexual misconduct in our state Congress and the entertainment industry. The latest entities to field reports of sexual harassment are Los Angeles community colleges.

Cell phones bring new legal challenges to school districts

School is very different now than it was for previous generations. One of the biggest changes in today's schools has been the integration of new technology. Teachers, school administrators and parents have had to adapt to the presence of technology in the classroom--for better or worse. Technology can be a helpful tool in the classroom, but its use can have unexpected complications.

Pay gap particularly big in the public sector?

Among the things it is critical for public entities to be careful in is their pay practices towards employees. One thing such organizations should make sure to avoid in such practices is conduct that could be viewed as discriminatory. Difficult legal situations can arise for public entities when they are accused of having engaged in pay discrimination against a worker based on gender or some other protected status.

Sexual harassment and public-sector workplaces

Sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct can cause massive damage in a public-sector workplace. It can expose a public entity’s employees to great harm and could lead to the entity facing legal action that could have lasting repercussions for it financially and reputation-wise. 

Challenging legal matters can come up for public entities

Private businesses are not the only organizations here in California that complex legal issues can come up for. Public entities, like community organizations, school districts and cities can also end up facing significant legal matters. These matters can cover a wide range of issues. Our firm’s page on public entities contains a list of some of the legal issues that can arise for such organizations.

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