The union representing Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies is asking a judge in to declare that the Board of Supervisors does not have legal authority to suspend or fire deputies for noncompliance with the county’s mandatory vaccination order.
The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs sued Los Angeles County on Friday, also seeking an award of attorneys’ fees and costs associated with bringing the case to court. A representative for the county could not be immediately reached for comment on the Los Angeles Superior Court complaint.
On Aug. 4, the Board of Supervisors established a mandatory vaccination policy requiring all county employees, including those employed by the sheriff’s department, to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The board maintains it has the legal authority to subject those failing to comply to disciplinary action, including being fired.
But according to the union’s suit, that disciplinary power rests exclusively with the sheriff; and the current holder of that office, Alex Villanueva, has said he will not enforce the county’s vaccination policy due to the adverse impact on his ability to ensure public safety.
“Thus, the parties are in fundamental disagreement as to whether the county, acting through its Board of Supervisors, may impose disciplinary action on department employees,” the lawsuit states.
“It is imperative for ALADS and its represented employees to obtain the instant declaratory relief so that such represented employees may govern their conduct accordingly,” the suit states.
6 comments for "LASD union lawsuit says supervisors lack authority to discipline unvaccinated employees"
Forcing without consent is a violation of rights and only a dictator would do such things. This is forcible suppression of opposition, the exact definition of fascism. wake up douche, this is exactly what biden is.
Tim Scott says
Learn history you daft.
D@mn.. you don’t like paragraphs I assume?.
I’m not writing a book but maybe you should.
The LASD just wants to go back to their normal life of violating other peoples social distance without facing legal repercussions and brag about it with their bar buddies. They’re lonely in their empty minds without their full swing of fascism in motion to give them buzzed stories to tell. They don’t care if you get the wicked flu or staph or beat up by gang members. They just want you to tread lightly around them and they’re tweaker relatives with inferiority while they suck up government money to suit their want of control and moral superiority. If these bums, that know how to wiggle around the law, decide to be so-called civil servants, then they damn right should be fully vaccinated because should they attempt to apprehend an innocent person, that innocent person might decide to fear for his\her life from the potentially devastating affects of covid19+ and attempt to “stop” them however necessary regardless of the consequences. They can’t tell the difference between their arse and a hole in the ground… Let alone they are ignorant about civil rights, so why should others pay for it?
Wow, such hatred and spite. Maybe you got a ticket, maybe you got arrested, or just maybe you’re one of the many self-absorbed arrogant kids who got a trophy for not being exceptional.
Your mediocre existence was empty and devoid of happiness but then one day you discovered how much fulfillment there was in being a whiney little troll! It made you feel good to bravely go online and vent about things you have no frame of reference or knowledge of in complete anonymity. That way your public school education won’t mark you as the ignorant rube they have made you into, aside of course from being a Civil Rights expert and able to see into another person’s heart – and know with unerring accuracy, how dark and despicable they truly are. Especially those who have cleverly entered public service just to throw off any suspicion that they are actually a bloodthirsty racist or facist, deriving their pleasure from the suffering of others.
More police officers have been murdered in the line of duty this year than at any time in history. Men and women join police departments to serve their communities and to keep them safe from those that would do them harm. It seems to be socially acceptable and even obligatory nowadays to talk smack about those same people who chose to pin on a badge and risk their necks for the good of society. Some of those same people dress all in black and riot, vandalize and burn things down in the name of anti-facism. This is how dysfunctional we have become as a society, where hatred of others is tolerated and even encouraged when they perform a job that you, Alby, aren’t even wired for and could never even remotely perform. Instead of parroting all the other trolls throughout social media maybe you could take an objective look at another human being without your biases and see the person and not the badge.