State Report Alleges Unequal Treatment
A new state legislative report says California’s Governor has the ability to veto employment discrimination cases filed against public agencies without having to disclose the information or give an explanation.
The report was put out by the Senate’s Office of Oversight and Outcomes, and says the policy creates unequal treatment for public employees and creates the potential for abuse. The Associated Press reports that the policy was approved when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in office, and remains in place under Governor Jerry Brown.
The report claims that it allows the Governor to exempt public agencies from the state’s anti-discrimination law, if taken to its extreme. The Associated Press reports that the Governor’s Office has called the report’s findings to be “deeply flawed.”