Decision 2790M – City of Compton
Decision Date: September 13, 2021
Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)
Description: Estella DuBose appealed an order by an ALJ dismissing her complaint against the City of Compton. The complaint, as amended, alleged that the City violated the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act by: (1) refusing to disqualify the City’s Personnel Board Chairman and replace him with an independent hearing officer for purposes of DuBose’s termination appeal hearing, thereby creating intolerable conditions for DuBose to pursue her appeal; (2) failing to engage in the interactive process to determine if the City could accommodate DuBose’s disability during her appeal proceedings; (3) causing the Personnel Board to sustain the City’s objections to the majority of the proposed exhibits DuBose intended to introduce at her appeal hearing; and (4) refusing to accept DuBose’s request to appeal the Personnel Board’s ruling to binding arbitration pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Compton Management Employees Association, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 2325, AFL-CIO, Council 36. The complaint alleged that the City took these actions in retaliation for DuBose’s protected activities, and that the actions interfered with her protected rights.
Disposition: The Board affirmed the dismissal of the unfair practice charge.