|Mr. Shinoff did a poor job "investigating" the
Maura Larkins case at Chula Vista Elementary
School District. Shinoff didn't bother to talk
to Maura Larkins! He apparently advised the
district to fire Larkins for filing the lawsuit,
thus violating California Labor Code 1102.5 as
well as the constitutional right to petition for
redress of grievances. Shinoff also oversaw
subornation of perjury, alteration of
documents, and intimidation of witnesses by
School districts often refuse to produce
notes, detailed or otherwise, in court
cases. Principals get up on the stand and
say they threw away their notes.
"Detailed notes should be taken."
does not concern
bullying. > > >
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"...protecting employees from
harassment and discrimination..."
The agreement with the Office of Civil Rights
concerned student-on-student bullying. VUSD
did not interfere with the bullying of Peters'
son. VUSD wanted the boy to leave the school
because he was disabled.
The public, including parents and
employees, is paying for schools. Is it
good public policy for school boards to
conceal the actions of public employees or
public officials in the course of their
Why are school board candidates never
asked this question?
Attorney as Investigator
Many employers retain attorneys to act
as investigators of complaints of
discrimination. Doing so may allow the
information obtained during the
investigation to be protected by
attorney-client privilege or the attorney
work-product doctrine...care should be
taken that privilege is not waved...
|Attachment #3 (Bully booklet)
"Attorney as Investigator"
"Many employers retain attorneys to act as investigators of
complaints of discrimination. Doing so may allow the information
obtained during the investigation to be protected by
attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product
doctrine...care should be taken that privilege is not waved..."
Prohibition against retaliation? That sounds
pretty important. Where will school employees
learn about this? In the state legal codes.
Why doesn't the school district pass out a
booklet that simply says: "It's against the law to
"Review the prohibition