In June 2018, 22 Associate Safety Engineers were informed by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), their employer, that they were unlawfully appointed to their positions due to discrepancies in their civil service exams. They were subject to immediate dismissal from their jobs. They wisely called PECG.
Working with the impacted employees, the State Personnel Board, DIR, and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency that oversees DIR, PECG attorneys and labor relations professionals advised, advocated and employed every tool available to make sure these professionals could keep their jobs.
In July, the “unlawful appointment” letters were rescinded and safety engineers are still on the job – providing for their families and protecting Californians in their workplaces. This is just one example of the importance of PECG’s professional representation staff to members.