For reasonable causes, an employee may be suspended without pay for not more than 30 days , except as provided in this section, or may be demoted or dismissed. In such case, the personnel director, shall within 10 days of the suspension, demotion, or dismissal, file written charges with the commission and give to the employee or deposit in the United States registered mail with postage prepaid, addressed to the employee at his or her last known place of address, a copy of the charges.
Whenever an employee of a community college district is charged with the commission of any sex offense, defined in Section 87010, or any narcotics offense, as defined in Section 87011, or a violation of Sections 11357 to 11361, inclusive, 11363, 11364, or 11377 to 11382, inclusive, insofar as such sections relate to, any controlled substances in paragraph (4) or (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 11056, or any controlled substances in subdivision (d) of Section 11054, except paragraphs (10), (11), (12), and (17) of such subdivision, of the Health and Safety Code by complaint, information, or indictment filed in a court of competent jurisdiction, the governing board of the district may immediately suspend the employee for a period of time extending for not more than 10 days after the date of the entry of the court judgment. However, the suspension may be extended beyond such 10-day period in case the governing board gives notice within such 10-day period that it will dismiss the employee 30 days after the service of the notice, unless the employee demands a hearing. An employee so suspended shall continue to be paid his or her regular salary during the period of the suspension if and during such time as he or she furnishes to the district a suitable bond, or other security acceptable to the governing board, as a guarantee that the employee will repay to the district the amount of salary so paid to him or her during the period of the suspension in case the employee is convicted of such charges, or the employee does not return to service after such period of suspension. If the judgment determines that the employee is not guilty of such charges, or if the complaint, information, or indictment is dismissed, the district shall reimburse the employee for the cost of the bond; or, if the employee has not elected to furnish such bond, the district shall pay to the employee his or her full compensation during the period of the suspension; provided the employee returns to service after such period of suspension.
Terms Used In California Education Code 88123
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Demotion: means assignment to an inferior position or status without the employee's written voluntary consent. See California Education Code 88001
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 514, Sec. 6.)