Government Code 3309.5

Public safety officers; applicability of chapter; violations; jurisdiction; remedies

(a) It shall be unlawful for any public safety department to deny or refuse to any public safety officer the rights and protections guaranteed to them by this chapter.

(b) The superior court shall have initial jurisdiction over any proceeding brought by any public safety officer against any public safety department for alleged violations of this chapter.

(c) In any case where the superior court finds that a public safety department has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, the court shall render appropriate injunctive or other extraordinary relief to remedy the violation and to prevent future violations of a like or similar nature, including, but not limited to, the granting of a temporary restraining order, preliminary, or permanent injunction prohibiting the public safety department from taking any punitive action against the public safety officer."

See also:

Los Angeles Police Protective League v. City of Los Angeles (App. 2 Dist. 1995), 42 Cal. Rptr. 2d 23, 35 Cal. App. 4th 1535

Gales v. Superior Court (App. 2 Dist. 1996), 55 Cal. Rptr. 2d 460, 47 Cal. App. 4th 1596

Zazueta v. County of San Benito (1995) 44 Cal. Rptr. 2d 678

City of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (App. 2 Dist. 1997), 67 Cal. Rptr. 2d 775, 57 Cal. App. 4th 1506, review denied

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