Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sato v. Orange County Dep't of Education (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2017)

A"Defendant Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) hired plaintiff Michael Sato as a Systems Database Architect in August 2014. Within a matter of weeks after Sato started working at OCDE, Sato’s supervisors informed him that he would be terminated immediately. OCDE offered no explanation as to why Sato was being terminated, and Sato insisted that he had performed his duties satisfactorily during his brief period of probationary employment with OCDE. Before he was fired, Sato received no oral or written notice of his termination, and he was given no opportunity to be heard at a pre- or post-termination proceeding."

Huh.  That happens.  I wonder why he was so summarily fired?  I guess we'll have to read more of the opinion to get the juicy details.

Hold on.  Scratch that.  The Orange County school system has immunity under the Eleventh Amendment.  So we're not going to find out anything.