In a long anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court has held that a supervisor’s daily log, or file, was not a “file used for any personnel purposes” under the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. In 2013, the Court of Appeal ruled that a fire captain’s daily log documenting firefighter performance should have been disclosed to
"Poole v. Orange County Fire Authority"
Court of Appeal Holds that a Supervisor’s Daily Log is Considered an “Other File Used for Any Personnel Purposes” under the FBOR and Confirmed a Firefighter’s Right to Review and Respond to Adverse Comments Placed in Such a Daily Log.
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This blog post was authored by Gage Dungy and Stefanie K. Vaudreuil
The Fire Fighters Procedural Bill of Rights (FBOR), enacted in 2007, was intended to provide firefighters the same rights as those guaranteed to public safety officers by the Public Safety Officers Bill of Rights (POBR). In many areas, the FBOR contains identical…