Calif. Court Clarifies Seniority Rules For School Layoffs

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rejecting a request from two school psychologists, a California appeals court has found that a state law governing teacher seniority does not allow part-time employees to push out a full-time employee with less seniority if a school decides to eliminate part-time positions but maintain a full-time slot.

California law does not require school districts to split a full-time position into multiple part-time spots in order to suit part-time workers as long as administrators act in good faith when deciding that a school needs to have one...
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